Ricciardo : Pirelli hard tyres useless at Spanish GP

“They’re not good for anyone” is how Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo spoke about the Pirelli hard tyres coming into the 2017 F1 Spanish Grand Prix.

2017_driverlead_dr382753_0_0.jpgPhoto : Red Bull Racing

Soft, Medium, and Hard are the compounds Pirelli is bringing to the Spanish GP and it is mandatory for drivers to use either a set of mediums or a set of hards in the race.

“I’m not sure if it’ll help us or not but I just don’t think it’s going to be good for anyone”, said Daniel, “The tyres are already hard enough so the harder compounds are just way too hard.

“Hopefully for Barcelona’s sake, it’s hot and therefore these harder tyres work, but if it’s cold then it’s going to be a struggle for everyone.”

Barcelona will be a crucial event in Red Bull’s 2017 campaign as they are bringing major upgrades to the cars in their bid to bridge the gap between them and the top teams. 

Red Bull’s start to the season has been shaky at best, and all eyes will be on the Red Bull drivers this weekend. Not a bad time for these upgrades to come, either. Daniel’s had a few retirements and will be raring to go. Not to mention Max Vertsappen won on Red Bull debut same time last year in Barcelona. Let’s go, Red Bull Racing.

Feature image : Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool

– Aditya Bhat.


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