F1 right to drop “extremely dangerous” ban on tyre warmers – Sainz | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Carlos Sainz Jnr is pleased a planned ban on tyre warmers in the 2021 F1 season has been dropped by the sport.

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What they say

Sainz said the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association had resisted plans to prevent teams pre-heating tyres.

I think [the] GPDA has achieved a few important steps. One of them was tyre blankets. People wanted to have no tyre blankets in ’21. We completely opposed because we saw it as an extremely dangerous situation. And it’s not happening anymore.

There’s a couple of other cases that we fight very hard for that are also probably not happening. And it means people are listening to drivers and to the GPDA.

Just don’t forget that what we want is the best for the sport and I think we know more than anyone else what we need to follow another car or what we need to make this sport more of a sport and more of a better show also.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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