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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Craig - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 12:15 PM

Pirelli's idea of qualifying tires in a way of selling more tyres. If they just say that if they don't do a timed lap they get a 5 place grid drop, the same as a change of gear box. If they give them new tyres then it will just be a case of the top teams running at top speed all of the time and the smaller teams will not have a chance. The top teams would just have a extra set of tires for the race.

Craig - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 2:56 PM

But 107SS2009, if that is the case then HRT, Murrusia and Caterham might as well shut up shop. The reason they changed the qualifying is to mix it up a bit and for the teams to preserve the tyres for the race. The teams that are knocked out in the early stages start at the back but have extra tyres. The teams in Q2 have to use an extra set and the teams in Q3 use more tyres. If everybody has qualifying tyres they will all start on brand new tyres for the race.


May 20, 2012 3:04 AM

Craig, The three teams you mentioned shouldn't have been taking part in F1 racing in the first place.
The less running one does the more new sets of rubber he will have, just give everybody more sets.
Qualifying tyres will make F1 a bit more artificial then it already is.


May 20, 2012 11:06 AM

Why should they shut down because they are not fastest? I would guess they are working toward becoming faster, catching up, climbing up the order. That's what you do when you're last. If everyone who finished last would quit there wouldn't be anyone left in 12 years you know.

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