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Teams call for 'safety' rethink on Young Driver test

“You just have to say to Pirelli “do whatever you can do by Germany'. They know what stock they have, they know what they can do practically before Germany and they should do whatever they can to enhance the safety and durability of the tyres.”

With Mercedes already banned from the Silverstone session following its contentious involvement in a previous Barcelona test, bringing in race drivers would also allow its rivals to feel that they had been more fairly treated than if they had had to rely on rookies and reserves.

Pirelli is expected to provide its own suggestions when it meets with FIA Sporting Committee - which is made up of representatives from both the FIA and all eleven F1 teams – later this week. The company has already pushed to introduce a revised specification tyre at both the Canadian and British grands prix, only to be rebuffed by a handful of teams more keen to retain the performance advantage they have found with the current rubber. Domenicali, however, admits that it is now time to put selfish thoughts aside.

“It's something that we have to work together on as an F1 world to solve,” he insisted.

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08.06.2013- Free Practice, Christian Horner (GBR), Red Bull Racing, Sporting Director
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23.08.2015 - Race, Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorspor Director and Toto Wolff (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 Shareholder and Executive Director
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23.08.2015 - Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR10 at drivers parade
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