F1 » Pirelli: Qualifying less of an issue in 2012


Pirelli boss Paul Hembery says drivers sitting out qualifying was less of an issue thanks to the close nature of racing in 2012

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Shakey - Unregistered

December 07, 2012 2:11 PM

Or maybe tell Bernie to sling his hook with the stupid notion of artificially-degrading tyres. Build a tyre that is designed for tactical racing, not party tricks and lottery, and the problems will go away.

I'm not saying to go back a couple of years when tyre changes were banned, but limiting/removing tyre degradation from the overall equation would be a lot better.

Amigo - Unregistered

December 08, 2012 5:36 PM

Pirelli needs to fix Marble issue on their tire.
Pirelli can't make good race tire or road tire.
I want to see Bridgestone come back to Formula One.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

December 08, 2012 11:36 PM

The ideal would indeed be a tire that adds to the sheer tactical aspect of racing without resorting to being somewhat of a lottery like it had been the case at the beginning of 2012.

The day we see one of the contender pull a rabbit off his hat and win thanks to pitting once more and putting on the quicker compound, or the opposite -but it's less rare - ie staying on and skipping one stop. The day we can have all these tactics available with a reasonable chance of working, then the goal will be reached.

I can fully understand how difficult it can be to design control tyres like that for 11 different cars without being either to conservative like Bridgestone were or even Pirelli when the titles were on the line or being completely unpredictable.

brendan - Unregistered

December 09, 2012 11:09 PM

The year tyre changes were band was brilliant racing, i do wish people actually remember the year rather than a myth.

The last 15 laps were brilliant in that season. Imola, europe, suzuka instantly spring to mind.

Great season. Fuel changes spread the racing. One stops spread racing. But going a whole race on one tyre made strategy, skill and racing all come to the fore.

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