28 June 2019

Teams against tyre changes

The Formula 1 have discussed the proposal that they should switch back to 2018 Pirelli tyres, in order to get tyres that are easier to use, in theory this might improve the racing.

However, many saw this as an attempt to allow rival teams to close the gap to Mercedes, which has mastered the tyres better than its opposition. In order for the change to go ahead the teams would need to have 70 percent agreement (ie seven of the 10 teams).

A meeting took place on Friday morning in Austria at which the matter was discussed, those wanting the change were Red Bull and its sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso and Ferrari and its customers Haas and Alfa Romeo.

Those against were Mercedes, Renault, McLaren, Racing Point and Williams.

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