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04/25/11
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Pirelli: Turkey will be tough on tires  Pirelli's director of motorsport Paul Hembrey is expecting high tire wear at the Turkish GP, saying it's probably "the worst" for tire manufacturers.

"It is going to vary race to race, and circuit to circuit, depending on what tire of surface it is," Hembery told Autosport.

"The next race in Istanbul is very tough on tires - and is probably the worst for us as a tire maker. So that will change again the type of strategy needed in a race.

"But we have had a lot of credit from a lot of people about the nature of the races so far - and if we continue like that we will have a great season."

He added: "I think Turkey will be similar to Sepang in terms of tire wear - and if not even worse because of the very, very abrasive surface.

"After Spain, we have Canada and Monte Carlo, which will be with our super soft and soft tires."

"We are looking at maybe doing work with harder compound so it can do a few more laps.

"What we realized in these last few races is we are missing three or four laps of durability, particularly with the harder compound on abrasive surfaces. What we don't want is the teams to adopt the same strategy."

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