Vettel says 18-inch tyres are faster

Alfa Romeo’s technical boss has warned Formula 1 drivers not to get too excited about the move to low-profile 18-inch tyres for 2022. I felt faster in those sections than with the normal tyres,” Vettel added. The Aston Martin driver said his biggest criticism is the larger physical size of the tyres, which makes cockpit visibility even more difficult than at present. Alfa Romeo technical boss Jan Monchaux, however, warns Vettel and other F1 drivers not to get too excited about their hopes for better tyre performance with the 18-inch tyres. “They’re currently driving them (the tyres) with current cars that have not been optimised for these tyres,” he said.

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