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It had all the makings of an unpredictable classic after wet weather and tyre degradation had thrown out the form book in Korea. But in the end, F1's newest double world champion Sebastian Vettel surged through to win with authority - find out how he did it
Pirelli's choice of the super-soft and soft tyre for the Korean Grand Prix weekend was always supposed to throw up a few blinders to keep the racing spicy. But when the teams arrived to a sodden Yeongam circuit on Friday, things just got more complicated.
Friday is all about information gathering. About long runs, tyre degradation measurement, those two things combined, set-up, new parts analysis. And of course general bedding in. All this information is then used overnight to build a car on Saturday that can be fine-tuned through the morning and in to the race weekend.
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