F1 » Marko weighs in as Red Bull pursues tyre rethink

Red Bull's Helmut Marko claims that using tyres to produce excitement in F1 has gone too far if the best teams are being penalised by extreme wear.

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Mr Know it All - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 7:07 AM

How predictable that a leading team analysis their deficiency then wants to change it, in this case to tyres, so as to not lose their advantage. Standard stuff isnt it. Tough luck Marko, just change your car as best possible to use the tyres better, the rules are not just for your benefit and stop whingeing. Its formula racing after all, and the rules this year are this formula and you have to work with it.


March 24, 2013 11:07 AM

A team is supposed to design its car around the tyres that after all everybody is using no matter if they are good or bad, everybody gets the same tyres.
This man was the one that have started the instigations about the Lotus having been given an advantage re the 3 year old car Pirelli used for testing, both him and Mercedes came out saying they want to use the 2012 tyres for this year as the 2013 tyres doesn't suit their car. Zero chance there.

Asian Aussie - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 12:56 PM

HOw can Pirreli have an interest in producing tyres that have less grip. To gain marketing advantage you produce a product that is lowering a standard of rubber grip to tarmac.

Sorry i do not understand anymore why Perreli feels a substantive product is good for business.

Amigo - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 3:19 PM

Perlli never make good tyer and never will be.
Now F1 was chaotic and rule by Tyres rather than technology.
Call back Michelin or Bridgestone.
Marbles are all over the place on the track and outside the track. Not good for F1.

Ron - Unregistered

March 24, 2013 10:00 PM

@Asian Aussie

They have an interest in retaining the F1 tire contract. FIA (and fans for that matter) asked for a change to tries for more exciting racing and/or strategy

Tom Riddle - Unregistered

March 25, 2013 5:59 AM

When drivers have to pull back and cannot push their cars to the limits because of ridiculous levels of tyre degredation it is bad for the fans and bad for F1.

This is not F1 racing, this is F1 nursing the tyres. Who wants to see racing like that? F1 has always been about pushing the cars and drivers to their absolute limits. Now it's all about NOT going too fast in case they won't have enough tyres to finish the race. As an avid F1 fan that is rubbish, in my opinion.

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