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FIA gets tough on tyre usage

Friday 5th July 2013

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FIA gets tough on tyre usage

FIA gets tough on tyre usage

There will be no tyre swapping allowed at the German GP while the FIA will also closely monitor the tyre pressures and cambers this weekend.

The move comes after Pirelli wrote to the FIA requesting that they enforce stricter limits in the wake of the tyre blowouts suffered by several different drivers at last week's British Grand Prix.

There will be limits on tyre pressures and camber angles and the swapping of left and right-hand side tyres has been banned as Pirelli feels it contributed to the tyre failures at Silverstone.

F1 race director Charlie Whiting said: "For safety reasons, we have been asked by Pirelli to ensure that the tyres on all cars are run under the conditions listed below.

"It will be the responsibility of each team to satisfy the FIA technical delegate that the cars comply with the following requirements at all times."

A statement issued by the FIA on Friday read:

Tyre Operating Procedures

For safety reasons, we have been asked by Pirelli to ensure that the tyres on all cars are run under the conditions listed below. It will be the responsibility of each team to satisfy the FIA technical delegate that their cars comply with the following requirements at all times.

1 - Minimum starting pressure front and rear : 16psi

2 - Minimum stabilised running pressure front : 20psi

3 - Minimum stabilised running pressure rear : 19psi

4 - Maximum negative EOS camber front : 4.0°.

5 - Maximum negative EOS camber rear : 2.5°.

6 - Front and rear tyres must be used on the side of the car for which they were originally designated (no swapping from side-to-side)

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