Pirelli reduces minimum tire pressures following complaints

Pirelli has lowered the minimum tire pressures for final practice and qualifying for the European Grand Prix after drivers and teams labeled them ridiculous on Friday.

The tire supplier mandated a minimum pressure of 22psi for the front and rear tires – the highest of the season – as it had no data to go by, with Baku a new addition to the calendar.

Following data analysis on Friday afternoon, Pirelli agreed that its limit was too conservative and has reduced the minimum pressures for the rear tires to 21psi for Saturday's running.

That limit will remain in place for Sunday's race if there are no problems on Saturday, according to Pirelli.

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