F1 » Hamilton: 'No fun' with these tyres

Lewis Hamilton: It's not the same as back in the day when you had stints where you are pushing to the maximum the whole time...

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Ptolemy - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 8:14 AM

Alright! I'm sick of this tire nonsense! It is ruining Formula One! People want to see these cars, the most highly performing in the world, run flat out with the world's most highly performing drivers fighting for every last possible inch! Can someone explain to me why we cant let ANY tire manufacturer provide ANY team with ANY tire possible? Wouldn't that provide the artificial unknown quantity they're supposedly looking for to spice up the competition?
I want to see the best man and/or the best machine WIN! Not this throttling back in order to "make it to the end of the race."
Just stop it Formula One!


March 30, 2013 9:15 AM

ptolomy. it is funny. two teams that are having trouble with the tyres are calling for change, but other teams which have less trouble are trying to veto a change. each looking to put the tyres in their favour.

but overall, yes, the fia dictated tyre strategy is spoiling racing, but that is what fia want. the spectacle of tyres falling off the cliff etc. any tyre company can make a tyre to last a race. wasnt there a case two years ago, where one car did the entire race (less one lap on softs) on the one set of mediums? to the fia, this destroyed the "excitement of pit stops.
different manufacturers could result in a tyre race, and ultimately give one team an unfair advantage. one manufacturer is ok, but let them provide a non (fast) degrading tyre

currently, if fia want to hobble a team, they can just specify a tyre with which they are in trouble.


March 30, 2013 9:44 AM
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I was a fan of these new tires and now I am not. Pirelli have taken the degradation too far in my opinion. The last Indy car race saw Hinchcliffe and Castro Neves battle hard for the final stint on the two compounds. Their respective pace represented their tire choice but their pace was very similar and the tires lasted well.

muzz - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 11:38 AM

What a load of bull****, he says himself they were fuel saving from early on so how would they have managed to go any quicker if they had tyres that would last???

al sim - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 12:28 PM

Pirelli onece again have there own world championship....when will the drivers get a chance to race the cars? and whats wrong with having more than one tyer supply?


March 30, 2013 12:45 PM

With all the imposed restrictions on F1, racing is one thing that it is NOT. Gone are the days of true tactics, someone please tell me why pit stops should be the critical part of a 'race' Car against car, driver against driver - not mechanic against mechanic. Talk on the track not in the pit lane. Personally, I would prefer no pit stops unless actually needed!

Westy - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 12:49 PM

He is right it isn't fun on these tyres and us fans do not want to see the last stint in "saving mode" it is ruining the sport slightly perelii have gone to far to get exiting races with loads of put stops but it is back firing to a degree where we no the result a third of the way threw and I for one want to see hard racing to the finish. In that respect I understand why vettel took mark it was disrespectful but end of the day a race is a race and rosberg should of done the same... :)


March 30, 2013 1:04 PM

They don't need tyres that fall apart. They could just stipulate that each team must make at least 3 pit stops for tyres. If they have good tyres they can push full throttle between the stops and change to fresh rubber. That would make it a more exciting spectacle.

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