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Pirelli tries thermometer stickers

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27/02/2014

In collaboration with the FIA, Pirelli s trialling a special type of heat measuring sticker on each tyre tread in Bahrain. The moves comes as part of the FIA's move to ensure better monitoring of tyre usage parameters.

The stickers read the maximum temperature reached by the tyre tread while the tyres are being pre-heated by the teams in their tyre blankets.

Pirelli prescribes a maximum temperature of 110°C (230°F), which should not be exceeded at any point before the tyre takes to the track.

The FIA will ensure that this limit is respected, together with the minimum tyre pressures when leaving the pits and maximum camber levels on the track.

Chris Balfe

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