Red Bull lead attack on Formula One tyre failings

Red Bull clearly believe that Pirelli have gone too far in their efforts to enliven predictable racing with more stops. On Sunday, most teams made four stops per car.

updated: May 13, 2013 23:03 IST
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Barcelona: Red Bull team boss Dietrich Mateschitz on Monday launched a scathing attack on the current state of Formula One, amid widespread calls for a return to hard-wearing tyres after the Spanish Grand Prix was marred by multiple pit stops.

Mateschitz, whose money and vision has made his team triple world champions, said F1 was currently not a sport about racing but had instead turned into a competition in rubber conservation.

"Everyone knows what is happening," he said. "This has nothing to do with racing anymore. This is a competition in tyre management.

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