Williams’ Alexander Albon said after practice for this weekend’s F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix that he doesn’t think Pirelli made the best decision regarding tire pressures. With temperatures expected to drop this weekend, F1’s official tire supplier Pirelli has set an unusually high minimum tire pressure. Fronts must be set to a minimum of 27psi and rears to 24.5psi.
Albon believes this is having a negative impact on tire performance. “I think the long runs are a little bit more difficult because of the cold temperatures,” Albon said. “What Pirelli did was pretty much make the degradation and graining worse. Other than that, it’s fun.” Alexander Albon (Williams): “It’s a tricky track, but it wasn’t that bad. It all comes down to braking. If you gain confidence in your braking, you will quickly become faster.It is a new track, so the evolution is very high, but I think the car is in good condition.As expected, it will need some fine-tuning, but the pace It was good. I think the low temperatures will make long runs a little difficult, but other than that I’m feeling good.”