By Alex Kapadia
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has called on Pirelli to introduce tyres that wear out quickly in a bid to inject more excitement into the sport.
The Italian manufacturer is set to take over from Bridgestone as F1′s sole tyres supplier at the end of the season.
And the hope is that Pirelli will introduce various compounds which will be subject to excessive wear and thus create more excitement.
Ecclestone supports the idea and has even put forward his own proposals for next year’s tyre.
“People want more overtaking,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.
“I have a proposal: tyre sets that can be used for a maximum of 100 kilometres, with the one used in qualifying to be used in the first part of the race.
“This way we’d have more tyre changes at different times and there would be more confusion. The best races are the messy ones.”