Pirelli could add speed to 2014 tyres – report

There is a lot of discontent within the F1 paddock in 2014.

The unhappiest faces are perhaps those in the struggling lower half of the grid, angry that plans for a cost-saving budget cap were scrapped.

But there are other reasons. Bernie Ecclestone and some circuit promoters are furious that the atmosphere at the Grands Prix is now much quieter.

And it’s not just at the track. A few weeks ago, some alarming television ratings figures emerged showing that in key markets like Germany and Italy, significantly fewer people are tuning in.

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