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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KevinW - Unregistered

April 01, 2013 12:09 AM

In the past, tire manufacturers came to F1 to prove their superiority as tire manufacturers, by delivering grip, consistency and longevity - all relevant to any tire customer. It took Pirelli to agree to do the opposite to get the sale, and they have repeatedly owned this approach by defending it. I don't care what the FIA asked for, it was Pirelli who chose to create a tire that is irrelevant to all tire customers by delivering intentionally poor performance by design. This lack of integrity to the industry they belong to is what I personally find incredible. What's next, a fuel supplier who waters down their gas?

Wolowizard - Unregistered

April 01, 2013 12:42 AM

@ kevinw

We have been talking about Pirelli tires for the last week. They might be irrelevant to the customer, but it was a genius marketing stroke. Can't remember Bridgestone being mentioned that much when they were the sole supplier.

Ptolemy - Unregistered

April 01, 2013 10:19 AM

... and can someone tell me how it is beneficial to Perelli for their tires to be blamed every race weekend for limiting the performance of the cars? It makes it sound to me like Perelli tires are ****ty.

rob01

April 01, 2013 12:21 PM

Pirelli is taking the approach of Adding to the Show. They are producing a tire specified by the FIA. And on most weekends take full credit for the tight racing and specticle being produced in a SPEC F1 series.

Nuevo - Unregistered

April 02, 2013 2:11 PM

For once I agree with Lewis..the racing is not really racing..these tires have turned the sport into a dull, lifeless procession of tire savers..Pirelli can say what they want, but the truth is I'd rather see out n out pure racing. F1 is no longer the pinnacle, and u have Pirelli to thank for that. Can Pirelli actually make a tire that can cope with an F1 car? Mabey they cannot and that is why their spokesman is defending these tires.
Bring back real racing please. Its so boring now.

Geno_USA - Unregistered

April 04, 2013 1:43 AM

Interesting how LeMans is now 24 hours flat-out and F1 is a 2 hour endurance race.

We could have decent races without the gimmick tires. DRS is effective enough to allow passing for faster cars.

KwashiC - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 7:02 AM

Why dont they start their own tyre racing formula where they can see which driver can preserve his tyres the most? Just like Economy runs! This is...or atleast WAS.... a car racing formula where we wanted to see the fastest engine, and the fastest driver win. Not the most economic pussy-footing driver! I can make my tyres last longer than Lewis. Does that make me a better driver?

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