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McLaren's Stella says teams overplaying role of tyres

McLaren F1's performance director Andrea Stella is dubious about claims from other Formula 1 teams that this year's thinner tread tyres are responsible for Mercedes' on-track domination during the first half of 2019. Ferrari and Red Bull have both pushed for a return to last year's tyre specification in the belief that this year's compounds have favoured the Silver Arrows. That initiative was defeated, meaning that teams will see out the rest of the season on the existing tyres. McLaren was among the teams blocking the idea of rolling back to the older specification. "Tyres are definitely a difficult matter," Stella is quoted as saying recently by Motorsport.com. "You have a...
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