F1 » 'Show' may come in year two, admits Pirelli


Pirelli's Paul Hembery explains that 2011 will be a learning year for a company determined to add to the spectacle of F1.

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JJJ - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 4:27 PM

@rob01 Agreed, it sounds weak.

But anyway, I think this whole business with different tyre compounds is a bit silly really. Maybe it's a good idea to make it so that tyres have a few good laps and wear out towards the end of the race, but more than that what they need is:

-less downforce (particularly diffuser)
-More POWAH! (the current engines are a joke limited at 18000 revs compared to the 900HP V10s and even stronger turbos of yesteryear)

These together make it easier to follow cars more closely without losing aerodynamic efficiency and make it more difficult to get the POWA down right which helps set up overtaking out of the corners. The latter COULD be compounded by shoddy tyres.

JJJ - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 4:37 PM

Having said that...The races on tracks that have traditionally provided the greatest races have delivered this year as well (Melbourne, Canada, Spa) in spite of the technical regulations so maybe the problem is just Bernie and his BFF Tilke.

Sorry bit off topic but had to mention it...

Zzz - Unregistered

August 31, 2010 4:58 PM

There's something terminally wrong with a sport when it's necessary to have rules which force teams to use a tyre which they know doesn't work simply to inject an element of 'show'. What will it take for them to realise that the current downforce generators have ruined the spectacle by making it so hard to follow in all but the slowest corners and overtake?

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