F1 » Hembery: It’s the same every year

Pirelli's Paul Hembery claims that complaints about the 2013 F1 tyres will dissipate over time.

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March 23, 2013 2:04 PM

Auto Motor und Sport have been reporting that Toto Wolff has been suggesting that by the Chinese Grand Prix, Pirreli will be supplying tyres that behave more like last years tyres, apparently at the suggestion of Mercedes and Red Bull. No response from Pirreli as yet

limbus - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 4:59 PM

would it be spectacle if there are only 6 or 7 cars on the track because most of the teams dont have the money to keep up with technology and development? The money and techinc almost destroyed F1 and Motogp in last decade because only few factory teams have budgets that are 3 or 4 times bigger than some other team. Some 20 years ago there were 20 teams on the track, today 11. Keep in mind that FIA is sponsoring some teams today just to fill up the grid. These tires are only leveling the playing field.

John - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 6:07 PM

" Some 20 years ago there were 20 teams on the track"

Yes, and 20 years ago only the one or two teams at the top won anything. Look up the 1993 F1 season. Only one race was not won by a Williams or a McLaren.

"These tires are only leveling the playing field"

F1 was never about a level playing field. People who wanted to see level playing fields watched some spec series, not F1.

limbus - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 8:20 PM

First quote: you are right, but you are still missing my point.
Second quote: but just compare that 1993 season and 2012 season where there was 8 different drivers and 6 different teams taking wins.

Nuevo - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 1:26 PM

Pirelli has to defend itself...but that doesnt make it better...I dont see whats so exciting about cars having to pit a lot, or having to run at a reduced pace to save tires..its simply not racing, n Pirelli know this...Dont see why the FIA want this, Im a fan, spend money to see F1, n I dont want it.

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