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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Silver Arrows - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 1:28 PM

Totally agree Lewis the the FIA has made f1 more about tyre preservation than about real racing and who is suffering the quicker drivers in the sport like yourself who has had at least 25% of your speed taken away from you since 2011.

Gilly - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 1:53 PM

This Pirrelli Egg type tires are ruining the essence of F1 - battle of speeds and machine. Schumacher pointed it out many times before that these tires are not in the level of the F1 machines. Pirreli can go to GP2 and Bridgestone can come back. That would be better for F1.
Otherwise, tone down the F1 machine itself. Why bother having 800 HP running on Foam type tires....

rob01

March 30, 2013 2:23 PM

Next year outside of crumbly tires you will have a fuel mileage war.

The driver will have a maximum one 100 kilos of fuel in his car at the start of the race, rather than 150kg today so the engineers need to find a 30% improvement in efficiency compared to today's engines, while maintaining the same power output. The 2014 engines will use Direct Injection, pressurised to 500bar. It will make F1 a thinking driver's formula, perhaps?

One of the key areas of development is the energy recovery systems (ERS) and we were given an insight into these. Rather than the single KERS system used today, which gives around 80hp boost for 7 seconds per laps, the 2014 units will also harvest energy from an electric machine connected to the turbo and a heat converter, all of which will boost the output to 161hp for 33 seconds per lap. The unit can store 10 times more energy than the current KERS units and harvest 5 times more energy at the rear axle. Current thermal efficiency is 30%, the target is 4

Mojo Jojo

March 30, 2013 2:33 PM

Honestly, if the tires go back to before, you all would be complaining about processional races.

Whoever leads in the first corner will probably win the race... Who wants at again?

At leat now' teams that do not have the money can compete by using strategy and tactics. Ad drivers who know how to manage races can compete.

People had teh same gripes last year, and look at the competition we got.mho womanly winners again in the opening 6 races? That was awesome.

And the nailbiting last race even more so.

Tams may want predictability, but fans want competition and that's what these new tires are giving us.

I may me in he minority here, but I say make the teams think on their feet and adapt. It makes fr better racing and better viewing.

chris - Unregistered

March 30, 2013 3:04 PM

Bring back re-fuelling and give them decent tyres.
What's all this waiting till half way through the season for the teams to "understand" the tyres. Don't we want to see the true pecking of the drivers sooner than that.
Paul Hembery and Pirelli have way too much influence on F1.
When Schumacher made his comments last year he had very little backing from other drivers. Paul Hembery did warn him rather smugly that the tyres would be even more egg like this year. Probably influenced his decision not to re-sign when he still had the chance.

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