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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1234 - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 2:31 PM

no need for qualifying tyres just tweek the rules regarding qualifying any one that does not set a time in any of the sessions (Q1,Q2 or Q3 doesn't matter which session)or has a mechanical failiure starts from the back simple as that come on esp when you look at Q1 everyone sets a time because if you didn't you would start at the back and thats how it should be for every session especialy now as this tyre saving in qualifying is a joke also times should be equivalant to their previous time set or faster

Andy - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 4:00 PM

or how about points for qualifying.. could even have it so the points only contribute to the constructors table so its a cash incentive for teams


May 18, 2012 5:07 PM

The lack of laps in Q3 is a problem of the FIA'S own making.
It is understandable what Pirelli are saying, any tyres supplied will have to be paid for.
Introducing qualifying tyres will only add to the artificiality of the racing as these tyres will not be raced on.


May 18, 2012 5:18 PM

Qualifying Q1 hard tyres all teams,MANDATORY.Qualifying Q2 soft tyres all teams,MANDATORY.Aggregate times to prepare PRELIM START list. Fresh softs for TOP 10 runners to determine POLE and subsequent finishes. These tyres to be returned to Pirelli,all 10 finishers to WEIGH-IN for checks. Option to start on either used HARD or SOFT tyre. This gives everyone an equal chance/punishment.


May 19, 2012 12:10 AM

Err what? This will give the teams an incentive to get out there and go for it. Just forcing them to set a time, as someone suggested, would give the teams an incentive to cruise around for a full lap, saving tyres as they go and forming dangerous moving chicanes as a bonus.

You just have to ask the question WHY they choose to not run. The answer is that they feel they have more to gain from saving a set of fresh tyres than to go out and ruin them and gain maybe one or two grid places. Forcing them to go for it will never work, they might as well try and go as slow as possible (remember the "fuel burning laps", anyone?) then. The only way to make them go for is to make sure they have nothing to lose and all to gain from it. For that reason I think dedicated Q tyres are a pretty good solution.

CeeJay - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 7:26 AM

All this fuss is because the TV companies want a spectacle in qualifying. Do away with this and have ONE set of tyres for qualifying and race (punctures an weather accepted). No tyre pit stops except for same. This would ensure passing on track and tyre management as well.

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