Alex, finishing a cigarette took me through the nuances of Formula One tyres.
Pirelli apparently manufacture their motor sports tyres in Turkey. The rear tyre of the current Sauber C31 is of 315mm width while the fronts are just 245mm.
Leaning on a set of intermediates, he went on to describe the amazing process followed to ensure all tyres reach the factory after the race. In F1's bid to go green, these tyres are stripped and recycled.
As for his favourite tracks, he names Silverstone and Suzuka.
Alex would like to meet more fans of Formula One but says due to his tight schedule and nature of job, he seldom ventures out into the grandstands.
Here's wishing Alex a perfect tyre strategy over the weekend at India.
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