F1 » Vettel extends Red Bull’s run

Sebastian Vettel takes pole for the European Grand Prix in Valencia

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Dale - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 7:49 PM

I see Bridgestone are asking for a change in the qualifying tyre rules to try stop teams parking the cars to save tyres.

Maybe it's time to bring back qualy tyres in F1?

WSBK has a great system of 2 qualy tyres over the 3 sessions. The slower guys use them in the 1st & 2nd sessions to try make the 3rd, while the faster guys try save them for the 2nd & 3rd (or even just the 3rd) sessions.

If Pirelli can provide a qualy that is 2-3sec a lap faster than the standard tyres, it could mix up the Lotus / Virgin / HRT vs midflield battle, & the midfield vs top 8 battle nicely.


June 25, 2011 8:41 PM
Last Edited 1616 days ago

Hmmm. Different engine mapping for quali and race? Sounds like parc ferme was actually parc fermi given the associated uncertainty.:)

Charlie W et al are reportedly going to do a post-race check on each ECU for conformity. Does anyone know how many lines of code are in the currently approved software and what the post race inspection will entail?

cknopp - Unregistered

June 26, 2011 5:59 AM

Didn't McLaren introduce extra paddles to their steering wheel in 2008 so Lewis could change maps at will while winning his championship?

I dont understand why changing mappings is such a big deal...

me - Unregistered

June 26, 2011 10:43 AM

@cknopp because FIA needs to show that they are in control, not that someone can actually check what all those code lines are doing, but they must look goon on tv. :) No real change in performance will come from this i'm 100% sure of it. This year is For Vettel and Red Bull to dominate and win, next year we will see.

ThePhoenix - Unregistered

June 26, 2011 11:21 AM

It is not surprising and i was expecting webber to match Vettel with the engine map rule.Redbull will lose their advantage for the british gp when the blown diffuser will be ban.Currently I heard that redbull are lobbying
for a special rule for them regarding the 10 percent off throttle .

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