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As in Belgium, tire manufacturer Pirelli is bringing its two strongest compounds: hard and medium.

Pirelli has had a terrible season because its tires have been shredding. There were some problems in practice at the Belgian GP with Vettel and Alonso sustaining punctures to the right rear tires. An investigation revealed that debris was to blame, but Pirelli will nevertheless be under the spotlight at Monza.

“The long straights and fast corners put plenty of energy through the tires,” Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said. “This means that overheating and blistering can be a problem if not controlled.”