Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the Spanish Grand Prix showed the current generation of tyres are too aggressive.
Asked if having four pit stops per car in a race was excessive Horner said: “I think for the fans it is too much.”
“It’s difficult enough when you’ve got all the information on your computers and all the strategy tools. I think it does get too confusing. And I think three is the absolute limit.”
Horner has been among the critics of the current tyres this year. Pirelli responded to complaints about their compounds by bringing more durable hard tyres to this weekend’s race.
“We mentioned it earlier in the year, I got lambasted, ‘it’s Red Bull complaining’,” said Horner. “But I’d like you to find a driver in the pit lane that’s really happy with the situation.”
“I think everyone wants to see the drivers going wheel to wheel and racing each other and it not being so much a strategic element to this racing,” he added.
Sebastian Vettel finished fourth after qualifying third. “We?óÔé¼Ôäóre not going the pace of the car, we?óÔé¼Ôäóre going the pace of the tyres,” he said.
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