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I am not entirely sure that a rev limited flow restricted turbo will kill the tires more than a current non turbo engine. The FIA don't want higher speeds. If things get out of hand you will see them rapidly rev limit engines and lower the pressure with more flow restrictions. At Monaco you could use the extra torque but if you run out of revs because of the limit there is only so much you can do with your gearbox ratio's. There is no point ripping the tarmac out of the ground with acceleration if you reach your top speed halfway down the straight. It is not like the eighties where you can push your engine to 1100 bhp and throw it away after qualifying just to fit a new one. There is also less downforce these times. It will be all about trade-offs. Do the Diesels at Le Mans stress the tires more significantly than their non-turbo competition. I doubt it. Yes it is all about torque, but the tires should be able to cope with that. Also, you can already spin the tires through allmost all



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