Pirelli highlights F1 tyre longevity at hard-wearing Barcelona

Sebastian Vettel Barcelona 2014 Pirelli Sebastian Vettel drove an impressive Spanish grand prix, using a three-stop strategy to reach fourth place in the closing stages

The Spanish grand prix at Barcelona allowed Pirelli to showcase the solidity of its 2014 Formula One rubber, supporting the manufacturer’s assertion that its tyres would not repeat the 2013 specification’s well-publicised problems. As one of the season’s most demanding tracks, the 2013 Barcelona grand prix was won on a four-stop strategy; in 2014, eight of the top 10 finishers completed the 66 laps with two.

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