I agree. Anyone who watches racing knows that tires degrade. So the only issue is how fast they degrade.
I don't think Pirelli is being harmed by this. Their brand is getting an enormous amount of exposure. People may be talking about tire degradation, but not in a way that reflects poorly on Pirelli.
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