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Kid gloves // Pirelli bring medium compound to Valencia for their first race outing

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Pirelli bring medium compound to Valencia for their first race outing
Pirelli & C. S.p.A

This weekend, Pirelli have chosen to bring a new tyre to the European Grand Prix - the medium compound makes its first official appearance of the year. Teams were allowed to test the white striped compound during Free Practice in Canada, but they will be bolted on for real in the coming days.

Paul Hembery, motorsport boss at Pirelli, spoke of how the tyres are bearing up around Valencia: "This is the most abrasive street circuit that we will face all year, but we're still expecting only one or two stops for the majority of competitors and a difference of about a second to a second and half per lap between the medium and soft tyres."