F1 » Alesi: Drivers shouldn’t complain over tyres

Jean Alesi says drivers shouldn't complain about the 2013 Pirelli tyres as they won't stop the top men coming out at the head of the field

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KevinW - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 7:05 PM

Just watched the season opener of MotoGP. That's better racing than F1 has had in a decade. Maybe its time to kill off what's really wrecking F1 - aero downforce generation. Take the wings off, remove the diffusers, get the cars off the ground an inch or so more, exit the exhaust straight back and put the entire sport back on mechanical grip alone. This would get rid of the fake passing aides and the need for artificially junk tires, would slash costs dramatically, and would definitely show us who the best drivers are without all this fakery we live with now.

mix - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 10:28 PM

Tyres are not the problem per say, teams being conservative all the time are partly.
There should be a bigger gap in performance between the hard and soft.
To allow a team to run with a four stop mostly soft strategy or a conservative 2 stop, and (depend on conditions) both would both be equally fast over the run...

Kevin W - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 11:27 PM

Actually, my point was not meant to be literal. The point is, the reason we "need" fake tire degradation is that aero has become the factor that makes all the other fakery necessary. If we want the aero, then we should have max effort racing with aero, not hobbled racing to fix what aero breaks. But I really don't care. I'll continue to watch F1 and MotoGP. IMHO, MotoGP offers some of the best racing around, while F1 is becoming more of a goofy soap opera. Each season I care a little bit less what new silliness they layer in. At least for 2013 I get to see Rossi back on a Yamaha!


April 09, 2013 9:49 AM

All said and done this is a trumped up "spectacle" because the regulations have killed off innovation and driving the cars on the limit for the whole race. The drivers find it boring and so do I.

Please bring back real racing and get rid of the contrived spectacle we have now.

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