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.