The two Red Bull riders did not use Pirelli prototype tires today. Max Verstappen preferred to stay still in the garage half an hour before entering the track and immediately shoot a time that took him to the top of the times table. For the Milton Keynes team, the practice of rear tires with reinforced carcass was archived the day before.
Christian Horner, Red Bull team principal, also spent words of praise for the work done by the technicians of the Milanese manufacturer. And the leading team of the world championship was the one, more than any other, who had something to lose from the modification of the tires that will start from the British GP …
“First of all, I want to give credit to Pirelli who reacted very quickly after Azerbaijan and brought prototype tires here. The initial responses of the pilots were quite positive, which, above all, did not seem too different from what they had previously expressed ”.
“In light of these considerations, I believe that the move can be positive. What we wouldn’t tolerate at this point of the year is introducing a variable that favors one team or the other. And from the little on track that we were able to see, nothing negative emerged so it is right to go ahead with the new solution ”.
Red Bull’s opinion was the most anticipated one, but in general the riders’ considerations were positive considering the fact that they will be able to return to driving with lower starting pressures than they would otherwise have had to use with tires currently in use.