F1 » Webber: We had no option but to wait

Mark Webber says teams had to wait and save tyres during Friday practice at Silverstone

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Giveway - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 6:49 PM

This is like the opposite of "save your 'car' for a rainy day"... Smart move to sit it out, if it dries up for the weekend then there is no loss to Mark's program.

JOHN - Unregistered

July 07, 2012 3:42 AM

What an absolute farce and rubbish 'British GP'. Folk are expected to pay rip-off ticket prices (not to mention the hassle of getting into the circuit) but when the weather turns ugly with rain, F1 teams and drivers stay in their shelters because they "haven't enough tyres". I'm absolutely glad I'm not attending. Truth is, I probably wouldn't even bother turning up if I won tickets or got them free.

TheFamousEccles - Unregistered

July 07, 2012 9:03 AM

Feel sorry for the Poms, no really I do.

Seriously, why there are not enough rain tyres provided for a GP held in the country most likely to rain, for a sport that atracts squillions in tv money, sponsors, suppliers, etc, not to mention the vendors at the track who pay ridiculous fees to sell ridiculously expensive food, beer, merch, etc is beyond any reasonable comprehension.

I mean (for arguments sake - not a serious suggestion) you could hold this race on this day in any city in Australia - except for maybe Melbourne, that place sucks - and you would likly have a dry race. Hold any serious sporting event in the UK at this time of year (Wimbledon, cricket, F1, MotoGP, etc) and it is going to rain.

Hold this race in August in the UK and the outcome is likely to be very different. A no brainer, but aparently people much smarter than me know better...

Ptolomy - Unregistered

July 07, 2012 9:13 AM

Can someone tell me what sense it makes in limiting the number of tires available to the teams. I don't think it would be a big deal for Pirelli to double the number of tires available. I mean they are already in production, and its not like it isn't their business.
The only thing I can imagine that comes of this is the limited running in testing, qualifying, and the farcical BS during the race.

Firestorm - Unregistered

July 07, 2012 9:40 AM

Honestly I am pretty sick with all this cost-cutting. They should give extra tyres at least for Friday and Saturday practices. And I am speaking about dry and wet tyres. After that team should have a limited set of tyres only for qualifying,warmup, and race day, as they have or some extra sets to that they already have. But the most I really can't stand is the refuelling ban. With a close pecking order like this I am sure that we could watch many midfield teams on pole in case they choose to go lighter in qualifying.

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