Horner wants to use "last years tyres" in a bid to make F1 more "entertaining"

09-06-2019 10:30
by Louis Shaw
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Horner wants to use last years tyres in a bid to make F1 more entertaining

Christian Horner has called for Pirelli to go back to last years tyres in a bid to make Formula 1 more exciting. The Red Bull boss believes that the tyres suit Mercedes but all other teams are struggling to get them to work. A lot of teams have been reported to be struggling with the tyres, most notably Haas, but Horner believes it is the one thing holding other teams back from challenging Mercedes. 

“The tyre was made thinner and stiffer gauge and profile for this year,” Horner told Sky Sports F1. “That, therefore, takes an awful lot more energy and it’s an awful lot harder to get the tyre going and to generate that heat in the tyre.”

“Mercedes, when we ran these tyres at the races last year, won all the races these tyres actually were introduced on,”

“The best thing obviously would be if they went back to last year’s tyres,” Horner added. “You’d probably fined nine teams happy with that and one team fairly unhappy with that. But in the interests of entertainment in Formula 1 that would be a noble thing for Pirelli to do.”

It will be interesting to see if the tyres are changed but Mercedes were also dominant last year on those compounds so teams may have to find other ways to bridge the gap. 

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