F1 » No change at Pirelli

There will be no new faces on Pirelli's testing strength in 2013, and no new car with which to run its tyres, according to Paul Hembery.

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January 23, 2013 7:13 PM

And by putting in place proper rules that mean no special tyres are made favouring one team supplied and budget caps/tyre compound limits.

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Merlin - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 2:11 PM

@nealio "To bring back open competition between tiremakers in F1 should be the goal of the FIA, not manipulating the racing with unsuitable and sometimes dangerous tires."

You may or may not remember that the last truly "dangerous" tyre was used at Indy in 2005. Michelins race long tyre, couldn't go a race long. And it couldn't do that after thousands upon thousands of kilometres testing.

Now, if you want truly dangerous tyres, then you need to have two tyre manufacturers going head to head, because they won't be quite so liberal about their construction standards, in lieu of outright performance, than Pirelli have been.

The FIA knows that it has no control over how two tyre makers make their tyres, other than the dimensions of the tyre, so their is nothing to stop a manufacturer turning up at an event with potentially fatal tyres. Pirelli can be more liberal with its construction of the tyre since it has no competition, hence safe tyres. The FIA knows this, the teams know this, an

Nealio - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 4:38 PM

To say that open competition is responsible for Michelin's dangerous tires at Indy is misdirected. It's well documented that Michelin failed to test the tires they brought to the race at Indy prior to the race. This is a procedural error and not due to being in competition with Bridgestone. It is an interesting supposition that tiremakers intentionally bring dangerous tires to the races because of open competition though. Wouldn't that mean that the teams bring dangerous cars to the races for the same reason?

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