F1 » Minardi: Welcome to the 'Pirelli World Championship'

Gian Carlo Minardi adds his take on a 2012 F1 campaign unfolding seemingly at the will of its tyres.

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June 13, 2012 1:42 PM

gcm has hit the nail on the head. canada would have seen a gread race between ferdi, seb and lulu, and was entirely spoilt by the tyres.
but fia /bernie want this uncertainty to liven up "the show" for tv.
do we want RACING, or a SHOW. personally i want to see proper RACING.

Blahh Blahh - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 2:07 PM

I still like the Pirellis better than the Bridgestones which lasted the whole race.
Seeing 70+ pitstops in some races is exciting with the tactics and radio chatter.
I just wish we didn't have to see everyone rolling around after the race picking up the rubber. Weigh the cars without the tyres on and let the winner do some burnouts and entertain the crowd!

jose - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 2:34 PM

Gian Carlo Minardi gives an excellent assessment of what
happening now in F1. His views are sport spot on with out
all the noisy bull I'm custom to reading here.
Crash this was a good one..Surprised that I is..

Badman, Jose

Duke RSA - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 2:35 PM

These tyres are turning F1 is somthing akin to a certain made for TV American Wrestling series. The second half of Monaco saw the top five drivers circulating - no one was racing. The start of Canada was the same with drivers staying out of dirty air to preserve the tyres. WTF is this? The passes have become contrived with DRS / KERS & the lead driver becoming a spectator while he's overtaken. If this were the Olympics it would be called cheating. This may suit the armchair spectator but those of us who have raced know that this F1 is a parody of the real thing. The FIA must realise that current F1 cannot masquerade as the pinnacle of motorsport, it's a shadow of it's former self and the WDC / WMC is being devalued. Honestly, whoever wins this years WDC cannot claim to be the best driver in the world, merely the best actor in a parody akin to THE UNDERTAKER or STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN. Make no mistake, there is a place for sports entertainment, please dont call it F1!

Mark _

June 13, 2012 3:30 PM

Richard - give DRS some credit for ruining the race in Canada too. It is absolutely not needed at this track. They should have just allowed unlimited use like in qualifying. Then maybe some passes would actually happen in the breaking zone.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 3:34 PM

I'm not sure if Duke RS meant to hit the nail on the head, buthe did. The rules aren't being written for we 'purists', but for the benefit of the armchair fan (of whom there are billion times more(, who switch on at ten to one (UK), watch all the fun and games and switch off, to go and do what maybe we should do more of - get a life, have sex, watch some footy - and my rough guage of this is that my fairweather friends are now starting to watch F1 a bit more than they did in the Schumacher era.

piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 3:43 PM

Interestingly, to those of us who see motorsport as more than F1, were the comments coming out of the latest Indycar race, where the drivers were lauding the tyres BECAUSE they were having to manage their tyres - and that was on an oval!


June 13, 2012 4:02 PM

pc and rob. dont talk about indycar. i used to like that, but the safety cars now ruin it, artificially bringing the pack back together. i turned over to the texas 400 the other day, and was shocked to see that the place was half empty. and i thought indycar was popular!!!

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