Verstappen: Forcing drivers to use all three tyre compounds not a good idea | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Formula 1 drivers shouldn’t be required to use all three tyres compounds during races in an attempt to inject more variety into them, says Max Verstappen.

What they say

Verstappen was asked whether drivers should be required to use all three tyre compounds during a race.

It means at least a two-stop. But sometimes you don’t want to be on the softest or the hardest compound. I think Alex [Albon] had a good experience with that in Barcelona, you don’t want to be on the hardest compound.

If the tyres would be a bit closer together in terms of degradation, maybe yes. [But] I think, no, you shouldn’t force something like that.

I don’t think using all three compounds is good. Sometimes you go to, like, Silverstone, you don’t want to be running on the softest compound, then you go Barcelona where you don’t want to be running on the hardest component. So no, I don’t see that happening.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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