According to reports it will be confirmed today or tomorrow that we will be having a ‘red rule’ for the tyres this year. Which is completely stupid.
The idea is that everyone has to run during the race with one set of hard tyres and one set of soft. And that the teams have to decide which one they’ll use at each point which is supposed to make things more exciting because people will be on different tyres at different points which will create more artificial overtaking. One of the sets (eg. Hard) will be Red on the side so you know what the driver is driving at any point.
Now I may be proved wrong because all of this might be very exciting. It might, and if it does then I’ll happily eat my words.
But the more likely situation is that it will end up simply confusing everyone. And it has been put in place to create tyre related drama so people keep mentioning the name Bridgestone. But if we wanted tyre related drama why didn’t we just let there continue to be two tyre manafactorers?