Cape Town - Max Verstappen has called on Pirelli to simplify the tyre
selection process and claimed that fans do not care about how soft or hard each
tyre compound really is.
There are seven different dry tyre compounds to choose from
this season, ranging from the quickest hypersoft tyre, which will debut in
Monaco, all the way through to the superhard tyres.
But Verstappen is not a fan of the system and would like to
see just one soft tyre and one hard tyre compound selected for each race to
make it easier for everyone to understand.
"I would only like to see a soft and a hard tyre [at
races]. Ultimately people do not have to know if it's ultrasoft or
supersoft," Verstappen said.
"When you go to a track and you take an ultrasoft and a
soft, then you call the ultrasoft a soft one and the soft one will be the hard
tyre. I think people do not care how soft the tyre really is."
Verstappen also said that Formula 1 was "a lot more
fun" before the new aerodynamic regulations came into place in 2017.
"It was a lot more fun in 2016," he added.
"You could follow each other better and, in some way, it was more
"Since 2017 it's a lot harder and less fun to really
race each other. The breaking distance is shorter and it's just very hard to
follow each other.
"The car can also make unexpected movements and
suddenly break out."