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Horner calls for change of tyres

Christian Horner has said that this season’s Pirelli tyres hugely favour Mercedes and that it has detracted from Formula One as a spectacle. Mercedes have completely dominated the 2019 season, winning every race and getting a 1-2 in all but one. This has left the rest of the grid playing catch up and Horner, the Red Bull team principal, has put the German team’s dominance down to the new tyres. This season Pirelli introduced thinner gauge tyres, the same that they ran in Spain, France and Britain last year – two of which were won by Mercedes. “The tyre was made thinner and stiffer gauge and profile for this year,” he told Sky. “That, therefore, takes an...
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