Why Crimson Bull and Verstappen selected the Medium tyres

Christian Horner has offered the explanations behind Crimson Bull’s resolution to begin Max Verstappen on the Medium tyres for the Brazil Dash race.

Beginning second and the one frontrunner on Medium tyres, the Dutchman quickly handed Haas’ Kevin Magnussen for the lead of the Dash, earlier than coming below stress from George Russell.

He finally misplaced the lead of the race to the Mercedes driver, earlier than falling behind Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, and ending in P4.

Talking after the Dash, Crew Principal Horner admitted that the group had little religion within the sturdiness of the Tender tyre.

“We felt that the Tender was a bit restricted in vary,” conceded Horner to Sky Sports activities.

“So, we took the choice begin on the Medium as a result of, [if you] survived the primary 12 laps, the second half of the race would turn into a bit extra comfy.

“Having survived the primary half of the race, we ended up really in a worse degradation than the Tender.

“Mercedes have had a really fast automobile right now, and we simply could not maintain them off.”

Horner hoping to recoup losses in Grand Prix

When requested if Crimson Bull’s deficit got here from Mercedes’ automobile efficiency or tyre alternative, Horner pointed in direction of the wave of upgrades which were introduced in by Mercedes.

“It is a mixture of each. We have seen that they have been closely growing this automobile by way of the season,” added Horner.

“So, it is no actual shock that they’ve had this type of efficiency with the quantity of elements that they have been bringing and growing.”

Horner continued to say that he hoped for Crimson Bull to achieve a tyre benefit in Sunday’s Grand Prix:

“George has accomplished a fantastic job there, and I feel the smooth tyre would have been higher for us right now, however the benefit is we take that further set into tomorrow’s race.

“What we gave up right now strategically hopefully we would get again tomorrow.”

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