F1 » Pirelli: 'supersofts succeeded in their task'

Pirelli brushed aside any grumbles about the supersoft option tyres being too short-lived in Melbourne, and said they'd worked just as intended.

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Nanbawan - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 3:08 PM

I won't defend them on this particular race. Supersofts having a short life, OK but they should also reward the driver with a clear advantage in performance and it obviously wasn't the case at Melbourne. Likely due to cold temperatures but they should recognise it.

Fore the rest I reckon that Pirelli are doing whet they're asked to do ie engineering sets of pseudo performance tyres that behave as if there was a tyre war but without the performance.

That said, I don't want races like in 2010 when everybody pitted after lap 10 and it was over until the end of the race...

FreeJack - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 6:28 PM

If by working well you mean, "shredded almost instantly on use," then yes...the super softs worked well. I absolutely HATE that futzing with the tire compounds to boil a race down to conserving tires and working a pit stop strategy is what Formula One racing has come to.


March 19, 2013 8:14 AM

The full transcript is
"supersofts succeeded in their task of slowing the Red Bulls down" :)
They (the FIA) tried similar tactics last year in banning certain bits from the Bull and then Newey caught up despite this...the same will probably happen again this year

Richard Prior - Unregistered

April 14, 2013 10:48 AM

Besides destroying F1, Pirelli no longer make the tyres for which they were famous.

I put a set on my 5 series & contemplated throwing them away after just 1000 miles. Noise levels were intolerable & no performance advantages to offset............

Bring back multiple tyre manufacturers and enable flat out racing for at least 20-25 laps

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