Verstappen: Pirelli ‘take it easy’ with F1 tyres

Max Verstappen says Pirelli "take it easy" with their Formula 1 tyres as lack of a tyre war means they don't need to find extra performance from them. Since 2011, Italian firm Pirelli has been the sole supplier of tyres to all F1 teams, with Bridgestone before them also having exclusive rights from '07 to their withdrawal at the end of '10. Before the exit of the Japanese company, they were involved in a fierce battle with French counterpart Michelin via their Ferrari and Renault teams, respectively, with tyre wars not uncommon throughout the history of F1 with the likes…

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