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Tire deterioration a concern at Pirelli's home Italian GP

With Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominating Formula One, the real drama at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix could come from frightening tire deterioration on a Monza circuit that features the highest speeds in the sport.

Two weeks ago at the Belgian GP, the right rear tire of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari was torn to shreds at 320 kph (200 mph) in the penultimate lap. That came two days after the same thing happened to Nico Rosberg in practice, prompting the Mercedes driver to demand action from tire supplier Pirelli before Monza.

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