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Current tyre rules 'absurd' - Prost

2018-10-15 14:43
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Alain Prost says the tyre rules in Formula 1 are "absurd".

"We must give more freedom to the teams. Let them try to play with each other by betting on their tyres. Now everything is completely stereotypical," Prost, a quadruple world champion, said.

'It's the wrong way'

"Look at qualifying in Sochi. Some teams did not want to get into the third segment so they didn't have to start on the worst tyres for the race. That's absurd.

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"The drivers just want to fight and do their best, but try explaining to viewers why eleventh is better than eighth. It's the wrong way," The F1 legend and Renault team advisor told France's L'Equipe.

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