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    "Pirelli will test the tyres but they need the unanimity of the teams to change the rules, or at least change the type of tyres, and today they haven't got it."
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    #F1 News: Lotus will not agree to Silverstone tyre debut

    Jun.7 (GMM) Eric Boullier has poured cold water on Lotus' plans to introduce new tyres at Silverstone later this month.

    Initially wanting to race the tweaks this weekend in Canada, F1's tyre supplier said instead that they will be merely tested on Friday ahead of full introduction in Britain.

    But Lotus' Boullier is quoted by RMC Sport in Canada: "The (new) tyres will not happen in England.

    "Pirelli will test the tyres but they need the unanimity of the teams to change the rules, or at least change the type of tyres, and today they haven't got it."

    Boullier said the hard lobbying of some teams, notably Red Bull and Mercedes, will not make any difference.

    "The rules are the same for everyone," he insisted. "They (the current 2013 tyres) were tested in Brazil last season.

    "It is a major component of the sporting and technical sides this year, so I don't see why we should change during the season."

    World champion Sebastian Vettel, meanwhile, is arguing that the tweaked tyres should be pushed through immediately, because rear delamination is a clear safety issue.

    "Neither is overly safe, is it?" the German answered, when told of the distinction between tyres that deflate and those that simply delaminate.

    "I don't want to dramatise, but we saw what can happen with Felipe Massa when the driver is struck by a flying object. I don't want a flying tread to hit my head," Vettel is quoted by Speed Week.

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    #F1 News: Grosjean denies reverting to 2012 'nutcase' 07/06/2013 10:10am

    #F1 News: Grosjean denies reverting to 2012 'nutcase'

    GMMf1NET

    June 7th 2013

    Jun.7 (GMM) Romain Grosjean has hit back at suggestions he has reverted to the much-derided 'nutcase' of 2012, insisting F1 drivers should be racing hard.

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    Most pit stops in a race: Hungary (88 - of which 3 were a Drive Through)

    #F1 News: No Monaco criticism from within Ferrari - Alonso

    GMMf1NET

    June 7th 2013

    Jun.7 (GMM) Fernando Alonso on Thursday hit back at suggestions Ferrari might have been unhappy with his lacklustre performance recently at Monaco.

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    Number of tyres recycled during 2011: All, i.e. 28,600 race tyres plus 6,000 test tyres

    #F1 News: Report - Michelin considering F1 return

    GMMf1NET

    June 7th 2013

    Jun.7 (GMM) Michelin is the latest tyre brand linked with F1 in 2014.

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    Total kilogrammes of rubber deposited on track in 2011: 10,200

    #F1 News: Mercedes 'integrity' on trial in Montreal paddock

    GMMf1NET

    June 7th 2013

    Jun.7 (GMM) 'Tyregate' was the predictably hot topic of conversation in the Montreal paddock on Thursday.

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    Total number of goals scored by Paul's favourite football team, Bristol City, during the season: 18

    #F1 News: Canadian GP - Thursday Press Conference

    FIA Press Conference

    June 6th 2013

    Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix. THU 06.06.13, 7:07PM. DRIVERS – Charles PIC (Caterham), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Giedo VAN DER GARDE (Caterham), Pastor MALDONADO (Williams), Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari).

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    Pirelli in F1 - Wins: 63

    #F1 News: Vettel, Rosberg clash over 'tyregate'

    GMMf1NET

    June 6th 2013

    Jun.6 (GMM) Germans Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg on Thursday revealed their vastly different opinions about the 'testgate' saga that has gripped formula one.

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    Number of people required to put up and take down Pirelli's hospitality unit in Europe: 6

    #F1 News: Petrov focused on F1 return for 2014

    GMMf1NET

    June 6th 2013

    Jun.6 (GMM) Even without a manager or Russian sponsors, Vitaly Petrov is still determined to return to formula one in 2014.

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    Most pit stops in a race: Hungary (88 - of which 3 were a Drive Through)

    #F1 News: In-season testing to return in 2014 - report

    GMMf1NET

    June 6th 2013

    Jun.6 (GMM) In-season testing is returning in 2014, according to Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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    Total kilometres driven by all the P Zero compounds in 2011: 307,657 km (races and tests)

    #F1 News: Red Bull denies James Allison rumours

    GMMf1NET

    June 6th 2013

    Jun.6 (GMM) Red Bull has denied the latest reports linking Lotus' departed technical director James Allison with the world champion team.

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    Total number of tyres provided for the season (dry and wets): Race tyres: 24,000 dry tyres; 4,600 wet tyres plus an additional 6,000 for the tests

    #F1 News: No more tyre tweaks in 2013 - Hembery

    GMMf1NET

    June 6th 2013

    Jun.6 (GMM) If Pirelli's tyre tweak is introduced for Silverstone, it will almost certainly be the last change in 2013, Paul Hembery has revealed.

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    Total kilogrammes of rubber deposited on track in 2011: 10,200

    #F1 News: McLaren not ending slump 'quickly' - Michael

    GMMf1NET

    June 6th 2013

    Jun.6 (GMM) McLaren is only inching back to the front of the field in 2013, sporting director Sam Michael has admitted.

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    Time taken for Sebastian Vettel to fit an F1 tyre from scratch: 5m13s

    #F1 News: Hamilton 'expected' Rosberg's top form in 2013

    GMMf1NET

    June 6th 2013

    Jun.6 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton insists he is not fazed by his inferior form alongside Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg so far in 2013.

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    Total numbers of tyres used: Dry tyres: 21,100; wet tyres: 2,900