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STRATEGY UNPACKED: Was starting on the hard tyre the key to Verstappen’s victory in Miami?

Former Aston Martin Head of Race Strategy

Bernie Collins
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A theme emerged during the Miami Grand Prix as several drivers made up plenty of ground after starting the race on the hard-compound tyre. But why was this approach so effective for so many? Ex-Aston Martin strategist Bernie Collins runs through the data.

Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix saw Max Verstappen snatch victory from ninth on the grid. The Dutchman started on the hard tyre and a long first stint allowed 25 laps in free air to maximise car pace and secure the win.

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