F1 » Domenicali 'concerned' at prospect of '72 pit-stops in 58 laps'


Having been one of the few defenders of Pirelli during pre-season testing, on the evidence of what he has seen in practice in Melbourne, Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali has urged the Italian manufacturer to up its game - and fast

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Rob01 - Unregistered

March 25, 2011 2:49 PM

Don't forget.. after a few laps we get to watch the cars run around the track at 70 percent of their potential. It will be neat seeing the drivers baby the tires as the lap times go up and up. NOT.

Rob01 - Unregistered

March 25, 2011 3:31 PM

This whole crumbley tires thing is confusing. Just last year Bridgestone was told to bring LESS tires to the events and limit their use. All to save money. Now Pirelli is bringing extra tires and telling the teams to change them every 10 or so laps. The pile of tires with PZero should cover most of pitlane by the time the race finishes.

blzbub

March 25, 2011 10:13 PM

Following the data gathered by Pirelli after the first three hours of practice on Friday, it has emerged that both the hard and the soft compounds behaved better than during winter testing, meaning a 3-pit stop race strategies might actually do the trick.
“They (the tires) need at least a lap to get up to temperature, but I did a long run without any problems, because there are so few fast corners,” admitted Adrian Sutil . . . Autoevolution

andrew.

March 25, 2011 10:44 PM

Rob01 - I wouldn't say that at all. It is now proper racing. The drivers have 2 choices - drive flat out like numpties and wreck their tyres or go down the Alain Prost route and preserve their tyres for when they need them. Having been brought up an Alain Prost fan, I can't wait to see proper racing at last!

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