Bridgestone have come under fire for tyres they are supplying to this seasons Formula One teams, according to media reports.
This weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix is the first race since the sport’s official supplier scrapped its policy of leaving a gap between the compound stiffness of its two available tyres.
But BMW-Sauber driver Heidfeld said after Friday practice: “I’m afraid the tyres are still not really good.”
The German press report said many drivers support the 32-year-old’s view, regarding the inconsistency of the 2009-spec slick tyres. He also said the tyres are too sensitive to ambient and track temperatures.
“Tiny differences can have a large effect,” Heidfeld commented, revealing he has made his opinion “forcefully” known to the Japanese manufacturer.
“But nothing happens,” he added. “Whatever Bridgestone makes is always going to win.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team