“I think the hard is probably the better feeling one”– Lewis Hamilton feels hard compound tyres would be more suitable for the French GP.
Lewis Hamilton is eyeing to settle the score against Red Bull after his debacles in Azerbaijan and Monaco. Still, expected to edge Red Bull on the standard circuits, Hamilton might have an advantage over his arch-rivals on Sunday.
The Briton, ahead of his qualifying run, has talked about him preferring the hard compound tyres at the Paul Ricard circuit, with the softer tyres not giving the right comfort.
“I think the hard is probably the better feeling one,” Hamilton told RacingNews365.com. “With the temperatures here the softer you go, the worse it feels so I would imagine the hard, is going to be the one that most people can’t wait to get on to.”
“I think the soft tyre seems to run out halfway through the lap and then the medium tyre I think is a little bit more resilient but doesn’t give you a huge amount of grip, so we shall see.”
Lewis Hamilton not happy with no action on Max Verstappen
Pirelli responded to Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll’s crashes in Baku by claiming that both Red Bull and Aston Martin ran on low-pressure tyres.
Now, Hamilton has asked why there is no action against the both parties if they ran on inappropriate tyre levels. The Briton received an immediate explanation from the FIA technical head, Nikolai Tombazis.
“Because it has not been demonstrated that they have not acted according to the rules,” said Tombazis. Meanwhile, Aston Martin has shown its displeasure with Pirelli’s statements.
The Silverstone based team has claimed that they kept things as per the requirement and disagrees with taking the blame for the crash that happened to Stroll in Baku.