Horner: British GP tyres were dangerous

James Baggott

Infiniti Red Bull Racing


Infiniti Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner chats exclusively to AOL Cars about today's British Grand Prix and what he's looking for in Mark Webber's replacement.

How close was today's race from being called off?

The tyre failures that were happening was a big concern. We had some issues on a set of Sebastian's tyres on the first stop that meant it wasn't too far from a similar thing happening that Lewis experienced. The first thing we were thinking about was the safety of our drivers. We needed to understand what was causing it - a kerb, or debris - or something else. We instructed our drivers to steer clear of the kerbs, to drive relatively conservatively. Then we followed advice from Pirelli about pressures and increased them. There will be a lot of focus on this and Pirelli has to rectify it.