Sainz Jr. wants Pirelli to scrap 2020 F1 tires

Sainz Jr.
Sainz Jr.

(GMM) Carlos Sainz Jr. thinks Pirelli should scrap its planned new tires for 2020.

The drivers got their first taste of the 2020 tires in practice in Austin, but the new specification – designed to minimize overheating – was almost universally unpopular.

"The tires for this season were I think a step forward. The behavior is better than last year," McLaren driver Sainz said in Brazil.

"But I did not like what I tried for 2020. I am a driver and I have the right to criticize something that I do not like."

Sainz also got an early taste of Pirelli's new 18 inch tires for 2021 at a test last week at Paul Ricard.

"I can't comment about that as it was a confidential test, but the test went relatively well," said the Spaniard.

"But for next year, I would propose that we use the tires that we have now."

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