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Old 11-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #1673
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Some interesting stats from Pirelli.

For the season, they provided a jaw-dropping 31,000 tires. Of that supply, 23,000 were actually used in races. All are recycled.

Good grief. If it's true that the manufacture of F1 race tires is not entirely automated, that there's more craftsmanship involved, the amount of work involved is staggering. Not to mention the transport logistics.

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