Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz has revealed why F1 drivers had been pissed off over the communication of the Qatar Grand Prix tyre points.
A raft of security measures had been launched forward of Saturday’s Dash Shootout session to fight issues raised by Pirelli following Friday’s observe and qualifying, the place separation was discovered between the carcass cords and topping compound within the tyre sidewalls.
Observe restrict modifications had been made, while a compulsory 18-lap tyre life has been applied for the race following additional communication on Sunday.
However drivers had been left sad by the data supplied on Saturday, with a Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation assembly referred to as by Chairman Alex Wurz to debate issues.
Not how issues needs to be finished
Explaining the frustration in dialog earlier than a last judgement was made on the race security measures, Sainz instructed media together with RacingNews365.com: “I do not admire and do not like that we had been right here in ’21 and within the meantime, there have been two years to react to those unhealthy kerbs.
“For some purpose, the FIA persevered with this design of kerbs which might be killing Pirelli tyres – not blaming Pirelli – however on the identical time, clearly there’s one thing occurring there.
“We arrived within the morning and we see the information within the press, with nobody informing us there will probably be observe restrict [changes], nobody tells us the tyre is delaminating or something like that and we’ve to be taught issues from the press, which is clearly not how issues needs to be finished.
“The GPDA, we weren’t proud of the state of affairs and we hope that the collaboration begins getting higher as a result of if not, studying issues within the press when our security is concerned and our enter needs to be thought-about… it’s not adequate.”
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