F1 » Schumacher launches further Pirelli attack

Michael Schumacher again hits out at Pirelli's 2012 F1 tyres

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Spartus - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 3:24 PM

it's amazing how sensationalist crash.net can be does this thing belong to Murdoch?! Schumi is just being frank when asked the reason things are playing like they are in F1. I myself hate to see F1 coasting the entire race saving fuel and saving twice more tires. Pirelli is too new to top level motorsports and I bet if we had Michelin or Bridgestone the tires would be much more reliable even with the same rules as now. Pirelli is still in it's infancy when it comes to these kind of data and performance so every race they are learning while mixing new chemicals.

190mph - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 3:43 PM

Pirelli messing up at WSBK Monza round, and now it seems maybe F1 and it would appear Bridgestone are supplying a tyre that's causing chatter for a lot of teams in MotoGP.

I'm begining to think if the one make tyre rule in these championships has run its course.

50 Cent - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 3:44 PM

I have to agree with the previous poster. I think Schumi has adjusted, what he is saying is that they are not as aggressive as they could be, but that's another story.


May 08, 2012 3:56 PM

Its not about pirelli or Bridgestone. Its about the FIA asking pirelli to make tyres that degrade quicker. If Bridgestone had the 2012 contract then the FIA would just ask them to do the same as well.

The tyre situation is about the FIA trying to make f1 more exciting, but instead it is becoming a lottery, teams don't know what the tyres are going to do from one race to another and in different conditions anything can happen. The FIA need to get the compounds to be made more durable so that real racers can drive full pelt without worrying about the tyres going off after a few laps.


May 08, 2012 4:17 PM

He has a point but it's the same rules for everyone and Kimi came back after two years out and has coped ok with the tyres (apart from China). I don't think he really likes the tyres wither but he just gets on with it.

The rubber is a sore point for Michael, from memory I think he got special profiled Bridgestones to suit his driving style (cue the muppet from Italy coming along to put me right), he's struggled with tyres in general since his return.

I reckon he can still win or get a podium this year.

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