F1 » Pirelli: Longer stints prevented overtaking

Pirelli has admitted that a conservative tyre choice contributed to a lack of action in the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Gorbachov - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 4:14 PM

Pirelli is a grade C tire manufacture. We all know they are years behind Michelin Bridgestone and Goodyear when it comes to topnotch performance. The only race where they had to make tires unusable after a while their supersoft lasted longer than some hard tires used in other races. Only politics got them to F1 but as expected they are messing up and sooner or later they are history just like their last time in F1 which was another joke btw!


May 30, 2012 5:00 PM

Driving a few cars on Pirelli's, not bad tyres, also had Pirelli dragon corsas on my bike for a while, again good tyres, I've had naff Bridgestones in the past and Michelin's are good but way to expensive so F1 doesn't really translate to what you get for road vehicles as far as tyres are concerned.

mrjon - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 5:54 PM

Yeeeeah well behind Michelin lol are we talking about the same michelin that prevented 80% of the grid actually being able to race at indy a few years back? get real... pirelli are making it so the sport is closer and in turn more fun to watch... I can see why the drivers want better tyres, they just want to go balls to the wall for 1 stint, pit, then do it again, but for spectators lol they would prefer having races where qualifying was basically the race result...

Droog - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 6:42 PM

So what's going to happen in Canada? They are using the same tyres (Soft + Super Soft = me after too many beers), so can we expect the same long stints?

Maybe they should reconsider based on the Monaco data, and increase the differential between the prime and option.

Last year's race was a classic, but rain was the reason, let's hope this year lives up to the potential (if the a-hole students don't disrupt the whole weekend as threatened)


May 30, 2012 7:29 PM

Pirelli have done a brilliant job not only in F1 but also in WSB & BSB

I for one was really surprised at Monaco how long the tires could last but was disappointed in the racing but that's because of the streets of Monaco!

I think Canada will be a completely different story, that track is very abrasive and I think McLaren will be back with a force especially Button who has had two awful Grand Prix's and won last year EPICALLY, he'll have some critics to silence also Mercedes will be stong with long straights, it's be one brilliant race!

Droog - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 8:02 PM

Agree Liam,
Canada is one of the best on the calendar, can't wait, it's the only local race for me. And yes, tough track on tyres, itching to see what happens.
And looking back at last year in Monaco, same thing happened with the tyres. They lasted well beyond expectations and ended up promising a great finish as teams were stretching the stops, but that was all killed by the red flag.
I think that the threat of rain was the biggest reason for the procession, not the tyres specifically.

Josh - Unregistered

May 31, 2012 1:03 PM

"The only race where they had to make tires unusable after a while their supersoft lasted longer than some hard tires used in other races"

As you should know, the tyre compounds remain the same for the entire season, they can't create new levels of degradation to suit each venue. Monaco is a low degradation circuit, always has been always will be.

Tyres degrade lots at some circuits, people complain. Tyres don't degrade enough at Monaco, people complain. Seriously, what do you want them to do?

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