F1 » Pirelli's British Grand Prix statement in full


Pirelli responds to the issues encountered in the British Grand Prix and outlines its plans for the races to come in the 2013 F1 season

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Amigo

July 02, 2013 9:43 PM

Packup and leave Formula One alone!

We don't want no more excuse from Pirelli at all.

FIA and Jeans Tod must take full responsible for drivers safety.

Pirelli should leave F1 before big accident happen related to tyre failure.

kiwibob

July 02, 2013 10:02 PM

Amigo where have Pirelli gone wrong when teams change set up for tyres its no wonder the tyres fail'
If teams had all agreed to the tyres offered for Canada then there would have been no problem and no other tyre manufacturer wants to supply F1 at this time

Ptolemy

July 03, 2013 12:44 AM

Will you guys remind me not to buy Pirelli tires for my road car? Pirelli are proving that they don't have a handle on tire construction the way Michelin and Bridgestone do. And before you say it... Michelin had one freak failure at Indy in 2005, but they made everything right, and came back to continue destroying Bridgestone in The Tire War of 2005-2006.
Pirelli, by contrast, seem to be having a new spectacular failure every race weekend. Wonder if the road tires are safe?

csmith

July 03, 2013 1:15 AM

no other manufacturer wants to supply tires to f1. it is not the sport that they are against, it is just that greedy bernie wouldnt give them a dime more. you get what u pay for...

Superhunky

July 03, 2013 3:11 AM

so can I presume it was the pirelli tyre technicians mounting the tyres for the teams which were putting them on backwards at the request of the teams ? e.g. the tyre technicians were not told not to do it. From my paddock experiences I do not think teams can take tyres on, or off wheels, only the tyre manufacturers can, all a team can do is add or remove tyre pressure within presumably a recommended window

Ptolemy

July 03, 2013 3:45 AM

That ai'nt how it works superhunky. Pirelli must provide 2 matching sets of tires mounted to the wheels, since the tires are "directional." 2 for the right side. 2 for the left side.
The teams could then simply put the wheels on the "wrong" side of the car.

shakennstirred

July 03, 2013 6:50 PM
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superhunky
the team aren't taking the tires off the rims there putting the tyres that are on rims on the wrong side of the car and running them below the tyre pressure set out by Pirelli.
what needs to happen is Pirelli control the tyre pressure and the teams cant change it. also Pirelli can also stop teams moving the tyre to the wrong sides, as always the teams think they know better than the company that make the tyres and when the tyres fail they blame Pirelli to cover up that it there fault for running them out of spec.

Mechanic9999

July 04, 2013 10:20 AM

So the tyres were used on the wrong side of the car - well who mounts the tyres - isn't it Pirelli themselves and an inner sidewall is an inner sidewall whether it is rotating one way or another. I don't think they can blame the teams for that

ratchet69

July 04, 2013 11:56 AM

If the wheels are being fitted to the wrong side of the car by the teams, when the tyre manufacturer stipulates a direction of rotation, then the fault lies with the teams. Photo analysis of the cars show that the practice is commonplace and, with only a small barcode and direction letter printed on the side wall, difficult to spot easily. If Pirelli turned the coloured band, between 'Pirelli' and 'P ZERO' into a series of chevrons (showing the direction of rotation) everyone and his dog would then be able to spot the teams that are fitting the wheels on the wrong side of the car and running them backwards. Simples!

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