Isola plays down slippery Istanbul surface drama

Pirelli boss Mario Isola has played down the controversy about the condition of Istanbul’s track surface for the Turkish GP last weekend. “The weekend had nothing to do with what Formula 1 is all about,” he said. Isola confirmed that the new surface caught out Pirelli and the F1 teams, but he said the corona crisis meant Istanbul had to do it at the last minute due to the uncertainty. “I think they wanted to do the new asphalt to make a better impression,” he said. “A circuit looks better with a new surface so I can understand why they did that.

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