F1 » Hembery: Pirelli will remain if 'conditions remain competitive'


Paul Hembery admits that F1 remains an attractive proposition for Pirelli - with or without a tyre war.

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Taz

August 09, 2012 8:59 AM

I'm sure some else could do better than the soft cheese tyre compounds they produce or at least a tyre that doesn't fall of the cliff and turns an F1 car into a formula ford.

Calvin _

August 09, 2012 10:46 AM

What he means is "if they are the only supplier".

I have an issue with Pirelli wanting to be the only supplier or taking their toys away. What's wrong with competition?

I have an issue with the current compounds. Given the amount of problems that the teams are having getting them to work consistently, I wonder what data Pirelli gave the teams, if any. And surely, they can do something about the marbles. After x number of laps, there is only one line. Surely that is bad for racing.

Stace

August 09, 2012 11:25 AM

When producing tyres to the specification of F1 in it's current guise you could not have competition.

Pirelli have not forgotten how to make tyres, they were asked to make tyres with this spec.

How can you compete unless it's 'Make the best tyres you can'?

That said, if they were allowed to make any tyres they wanted and they still threw their toys out of the pram if they had to compete then it's a different story...

Merlin - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 12:46 PM

Competition with tyres usually results, at some time, with what we saw at Indy in 2005. Tyre companies pushing the limits of the 4 bits of rubber in contact with the track. Should that even be allowed on grounds of safety?

The teams say it's now an irrelevant waste of money. Pirelli say that they will do whatever the sport wants them to do, and they have.

Nealio - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 6:44 PM

Crash has misquoted Hembrey. He says Pirelli will stay if it's a profitable situation, not a competitive situation which is is most definitely not!

Nealio - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 7:05 PM

Hembrey is posturing. Pirelli don't want Michelin to come back to F1. His rationalizing is directly related to this fact. This is business for Pirelli and they want to protect that, simple.

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