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BMW Sauber F1.06 - rear tyre sensor 02 July 2006

It is common practice to monitor tyre temperatures, but after last year's events in the US, it was seen as even more important at Indianapolis this year - not only to ensure safety, but also to try and extract maximum performance from the tyres. During practice all the teams constantly monitored rear tyre temperatures in order to get a clear picture of their condition and wear ratio, while at the same time seeking the optimum compromise between the rubber's performance and reliability by varying suspension and aero settings.