Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton predicts the hard compound tyre could be the way to go for the French Grand Prix after the Mercedes driver struggled for grip during the first two practice sessions.
With Formula 1 returning to France after an enforced sabbatical in 2020, several of the drivers faced less than ideal conditions with a combination of higher tyre pressures, low surface grip and warmer track conditions all contributing to the driver's lack of comfort around the Paul Ricard circuit.
"I think the hard is probably the better feeling one," Hamilton told RacingNews365.com among other select members of the media.
"With the temperatures here the softer you go, the worse it feels so I would imagine the hard, is going to be the one that most people can't wait to get on to. I think the soft tyre seems to run out halfway through the lap and then the medium tyre I think is a little bit more resilient but doesn't give you a huge amount of grip, so we shall see."
After scoring just seven points in the last two rounds combined, Hamilton will be looking to get his championship charge back on track in France.