F1 » Australia goes supersoft as Pirelli reveals tyre choices

Pirelli has revealed that it will shake up its traditional tyre options when the F1 season opens in Melbourne next month.

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frws - Unregistered

February 13, 2013 5:49 PM

All seems too artificial for my liking. If you wanted to encourage strategic racing, then bring back refuelling, decent tyres that can take a hammering lap on lap, and let the strategy evolve from there...

I'm all for strategy and overtaking but considering it is a new tyre structure for this year, are you not running the risk of the first half of the season being a lottery like last year until teams begin to understand the tyre... What next? Success ballast.. Then Formula One could simply become a fancy more expensive touring car championship

Ed - Unregistered

February 15, 2013 8:05 AM

And limit fuel tank sizes to something like 60-70L! This way you force the teams to either develop efficient cars or make more stops during the race. Good luck balancing fuel consumption with downforce when you may be forced to do 3-4 pitstops a race.

It won't happen though and teams will say it's because of the "costs associated with refuelling during the race" (i.e. mechanics, race marshals etc).

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