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RaceFans Round-up: Easier to “push hard” on F1 tyres than in F2

In the round-up: Mick Schumacher is relishing the opportunity to drive on Formula 1’s tyres, which he says are more robust than the Formula 2 rubber he is used tpo.

What they say

Schumacher said he “learned a massive amount of new things which were all positive” after his second run in the Haas during pre-season testing.

It really gave me a new way of seeing F1, also understanding driving on track. It’s quite a big difference to F2.

I have to say, I really enjoyed driving on those tyres. Especially the C2, it was very, very interesting to be driving on. Quite a hard compound and being able to push hard on them was quite different to Formula 2.

Obviously Formula 2 compared to the qualifying lap times you were six to eight seconds off every single time nearly, especially in 2019. So it’s kind of refreshing coming to those tyres, being able to push them quite hard.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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