F1 » Webber: Spanish win a 'deserved' tonic for Williams

Mark Webber: I think a podium would have been enough [for Williams]. But a win? Bloody hell...

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Lance - Unregistered

May 16, 2012 5:40 PM

webber states "tyres are big factor"...Even great Schumi said that,and now tyre master(some of them think)Button saying same..It should not be tyres which decides WDC,It should be best racer,car and team should win...it is bit unfortunate.!!!!!
What ur say guys...


May 16, 2012 6:37 PM

I as a formula one follower didn't need any of the drivers on the grid to spell out the present tyres issue, an issue solely of the FIA making, Pirelli was given the job of supplying the grid on condition that it supplies a control tyre as per the FIA specification, a specification intended to fully control/condition the outcome of a race, the aim/objective being to spice up the racing, but what the FIA is doing is covering up/compensating for the mess it itself drove F1 into by restrictive rules that got the present F1 car akin to club racing specification, contrary to the excitement that some are content to see I say this is not what F1 racing is supposed to be where the best car/engine/driver combination is supposed to shine, we are now starting to get used to a middle of the grid car/driver combination even winning a race if they manage to get the tyres to work for them.

my god, this about the third thread where i'm agreeing with you sunny :)

f1 now has become no better than a lottery in my opinion. whichever teams happens to 'luck' into a setup that makes the tyres work for the particular track conditions and temperature ends up with a good chance of winning the race. does that prove that the car is the best or the driver is the best on the day? in my opinion it does not. so what is f1 a test of? what is its purpose except to make money for the organisers?


May 16, 2012 8:18 PM

probably. as the ferrari is a dog of a car and has no reason to be at the front.

sunny and 2pac are right. the tyre game is a ploy by fia to try and rectify a problem, or at least disguise it. but oddly enough, it is working, whether or not we agree with it. who would have expected maldonado to win a race, or even a williams to win a race (but i am delighted they did)
now nobody knows what will happen, and the SHOW goes on. i will be in monaco for the race, and i wonder who will control the high wear rate of the tyres best. might have more insight when i return.

Mark _

May 16, 2012 8:58 PM

I have to say that I really am not a fan of the way that the races have turned into lotteries. At least when it was somewhat predictable it really meant something when someone new or unexpected won. Now it just seems like it is the next guy's turn to win. The races themselves have not been edge of your seat type of stuff. It is just a change in who is on top any given weekend. It is a little like trying to watch a sport that I know nothing about.

50 Cent - Unregistered

May 16, 2012 9:11 PM

"whichever teams happens to 'luck' into a setup that makes the tyres work for the particular track conditions and temperature ends up with a good chance of winning the race"

No luck involved. If it weren't for Hamilton's misfortunes he would have won the last race and would have been on a podium couple of times more. Which shows that the best team like McLaren can still dominate barring mishaps or force majure. LoL.

Mark _

May 16, 2012 9:24 PM

@fiddy cent - How can you say "no luck involved" and then go on to say that if it weren't for Hamilton's bad luck ("misfortune") things would have been different? Clearly with such random results luck is playing a huge factor in the races.

50 Cent - Unregistered

May 16, 2012 9:30 PM

Mark - misfortune is not a bad luck. Just because Hamilton's pit crew is inocompetence costed him podiums. That's different from bad luck unles you like to blame the bad luck on crew's performance?

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