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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bob - Unregistered

March 31, 2013 1:29 PM

I love what Pirelli have done with the f1 tyres up till now. 2011 and 2012 were great, but it appears that this year tyres are just too fragile.

It would be good if they could make a tyre that was durable enough to push as hard as possible for at least 10 laps and then degrade slowly for 2-3 laps and then really fall off the cliff.

At least this way the drivers will be able to drive at 100% for a while and then start the balancing act of preserving the tyres after that.

Don't like that they can't push AT ALL on the current tyres. Like someone said above - its absolutely pointless having the performance capability of an f1 car if the tyres don't allow you to use it.

simrae

March 31, 2013 1:45 PM

I really think the problem here is the single tyre manufacturer - there is no incentive to improve their performance. If another manufactures' tyres were outperforming theirs, they would not let the situation persist.

KevinW - Unregistered

March 31, 2013 2:02 PM

F1 was once a contest of the highest level of performance through leading edge tech and endurance, driven by drivers challenged to run flat out from lights to flag. Now its an entertainment industry with fake passing aides and sloppy tires that shift emphasis from leading edge tech to aero assisted grip and strategic coasting to keep the intentionally crap tires from falling apart, Interestingly, the purpose of all this was to level the playing field between the top and mid level teams - which is obviously not happening. It's a total crock. Pirelli should be embarrassed to be a player in this sham. The FIA and F1 are killing the sport just fine without being enabled by a tire company playing marketing games.

Dario - Unregistered

March 31, 2013 3:44 PM

@Angelina, the "processions" happened when we had traction control, refueling, no KERS, no DRS, and tires that lasted.

Do you know that passing would be as hard today if the tires were made to last longer?

John - Unregistered

March 31, 2013 5:44 PM

I notice that a lot of people who thought the tyres were just fine as long as only Red Bull were saying bad things about them have now decided that RB were right all along - once Lewis Hamilton said it.

Mike - Unregistered

March 31, 2013 7:23 PM

I agree, thought F1 was the world's premier form of racing where technology was being created. Why are we limiting the world's best drivers and finest designed race cars my turning them into mileage machines on tires that are not capable of handling these cars?

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