Winner Lewis Hamilton had the best lap time on the medium tire compound and third-best on the soft compound.
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Soft-Medium Tire Strategy Pays Off for F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two finish at the Japanese Grand Prix, stopping just once without losing the lead. Both Mercedes drivers adopted the same soft-medium tire strategy; however, there were different one-stop strategies from other drivers who finished in the top five.

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R will make its customer racing debut this weekend in the iconic Falken Motorsport teal and blue colours.
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Falken Motorsports Continues in the Fast Lane

After romping to a double victory in the last race of the VLN Endurance Championship, Falken Motorsports is now heading for the next highlight: The team of the Japanese tire manufacturer is the first customer team to provide a set of test tires for tests of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R on the Nürburgring race track.

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Reigning DTM Champion Wins Back-to-Back Races on Hankook Tires

Hankook Tire, the exclusive tire provider for the DTM series, provided René Rast with optimal support in both low and high temperatures, on the September 8th and 9th races at the iconic circuit in the Eifel Mountains, Nürburgring, Germany, propelling Rast to claim two victories.

"Lewis Hamilton managed his tires perfectly," said Mario Isola, Pirelli's head of car racing.
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Mercedes F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Wins the 2018 Italian Grand Prix

 Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix from third on the grid, using a one-stop tire strategy and good tire management overall. Hamilton started on the supersoft tire -- which had been used to set the fastest lap in Formula 1 history on Saturday, courtesy of Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen -- before switching to the soft tire on lap 28.

Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler dominate the 41st RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen and win for the first time in the Porsche 911 GT3 R, ahead of their Falken team colleagues Stef Dusseldorp and Alexandre Imperatori in the BMW M6 GT3.
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Historic Double Win: Falken Porsche and BMW Finish 1-2

The first of September 2018 will go down in the history books for Falken Motorsports. Already during qualifying for the sixth round of the 2018 VLN Endurance Championship, the Falken duo excelled with an outstanding performance, earning themselves second and third on the starting grid.

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Michelin Blends Art with Race Tire Technology

Groupe Michelin is combining a unique blend of driving passion, performance and art.at Monterey Car Week, which began Aug. 18, 2018, and will run through Aug. 26 in Monterey County, Calif.

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