F1 must pressure Pirelli for better tyres says Hamilton

At Silverstone recently, the six-time world champion won the race with only three tyres intact, following a spate of wear issues among the field. And then in Barcelona, he won again but only after carefully managing tyre wear by reducing his pace. “Right now we’re doing a lot of management and I don’t think the fans want that,” Hamilton is quoted as saying by motorsport-magazin.com. Looking ahead, we really have to put a lot of pressure on Pirelli.”. Hamilton says F1 had to push ahead with the 2019 tyres this year because Pirelli “didn’t do a great job” developing the rejected new tyres for 2020. “We need a better tyre that offers us more grip, better safety and that enables us to deliver better racing for the fans,” said the Mercedes driver. “We want to help Pirelli make a better tyre, if they can,” he said.

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