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The controversy F1 fans could end up grateful for

Formula 1 fans, as well as people within the paddock, have voiced serious concerns about the overcomplication of the tyre range that will be used in 2018. But it's the result of a process designed to make the racing better - so should we be grateful?

The announcement of an expanded range of seven dry Formula 1 tyre compounds for 2018 has caused some uproar among fans, with many suggesting the system is now too complicated, especially with some extra colours added to the mix.

Pirelli unveiled seven compounds in a "rainbow" range. One of the new compounds will be the orange super-hard and will work as an insurance policy in case the other tyre choices prove to be too soft, while at the other end of the scale, the pink hyper-soft tyre - named by a social media poll - will be the softest compound.

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