F1 » Qualifying tyres answer to Q3 absences?

Pirelli says it is prepared to offer qualifying tyres to ensure everyone runs in Saturday's timed session - as long as the teams are happy with the idea.

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May 18, 2012 11:40 AM

I don't see what the problem is . If they brought in Qualifying tyres then everyone simply revert to a new set of race tyres on race day. What's so difficult. I am sure i have seen that work really well somewhere before. Oh yes Formula 1 years ago .

DM52 - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 12:34 PM

Qualifying tyres for Q3, all competitors who make it into Q3 have to start on their Q2 fastest lap tyres.

Although you might end up with some Q3 teams having an extra set of new tyres for pit stops during the race it also makes Q2 that much more competitive as the Q2 teams don't have to worry about saving the extra set of tyres for Q3 quali and race start, potentially they will have 1 extra attempt to make it into Q3.

Brickles - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 2:10 PM

The solution to drivers not running in Q3 is really really simple.

Get rid of that stupid rule that makes drivers start on the tyres they set their fastest times on!!!! That way, drivers will set fast times and not stay in the garage or pussy-foot round the track setting sector times. It's a stupid rule that should never have been considered in the first place


May 18, 2012 2:19 PM
Last Edited 1445 days ago

I can't see what's wrong with qualifying at the moment. Some go for the fastest times while others don't, depending on the car's strengths and, how they want to use their tyres in the race. It's like a wonderful game of chess.

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