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Lewis Hamilton takes first pole for Mercedes, but tyres dominate qualifying in Shanghai.

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prof-x - Unregistered

April 13, 2013 8:59 AM

It wouldn't matter if it were Bridgestone or Michelin, there needs to be competition between the tire makers for there to be any real incentive to build tires that will perform, monopolies breed inefficiency, and limit competition, that is why they are bad for sports in general. MotoGP has a very similar problem, and to a lessor extent so does WSBK, because of the control tire suiting certain platforms and the general trend towards making tires 'softer'. The excuse is to help out the slower teams, but anyone who knows anything about how politics work, its really to 'control' the sport, and to promote certain winners and losers in order to increase entertainment value.


April 13, 2013 10:24 AM

Maybe we should have one tyre compound per race.
This must have the ability of running at least 75% race distance at full tilt.
To make it interesting for the strategists, a compulsory pit stop.
If we had decent tyres that last, we could have correctly fueled cars, that could run at max throughout the race.


April 13, 2013 1:16 PM

pcx. get over it...it has NOTHING to do with who makes the tyres. the wear rate is dictated by fia. pirelli could supply hards for every race and they would last the full race. a different or competing manufacturer would not make an iota of difference. at least. as it stands, ALL teams have to cope with the same tyres. do you really want to try and fabricate a tyre war where there would be "haves and have nots"? that didnt work in the past

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