F1 » Teams set to receive extra tyres for Friday practice

Amid mounting criticism from teams and fans that Pirelli's 2013 tyres are now dominating race weekends, the FIA could boost team's Friday allocations.

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gray - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 10:30 AM

What a load of crap - we saw what can happen when the teams have enough tyre to race - Vetel got to drive the last few laps as a racing driver instead of a nurse and he was seconds a lap quicker than Kimi and Lewis. Is F1 still at all about speed?

BC - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 11:39 AM

Certainly something needs to change, as we seem to hav a Pirelli GP at various venues and who is best at the "juggling" act, to succeed. Jacque Villneuve . summed it up in a very colourful fashion on BBC post amble, condeming the fact that th drivers can no longer race, as hey have to drive within the constraints of the tyres and should be allowed to RACE.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 3:52 AM

building tires that require a bigger investment in setup vs performance degrades stronger teams that can put in the performance, and rewards those with knowledge or ability to make the tires last. It also gives the tire manufacturer more control over who wins a race/championship/etc... The control tire is the biggest joke in pro-racing, at least for F1 & MotoGP.... Yokes on the fans who believe in trying to make racing fair and all that anti-competitive reverse psychology. Politicians and technocrats want the same thing for society, where they pretend everything is fair all while they are pulling the strings and dictating the rulebook. Lolz. F1/MotoGP is a microcosm of politics in general, and its a shame so many people cant see through it. But no, we will continue to watch performers jump through hoops, do what they are told, all in a vein attempt to be conditioned and exposed to products/services we dont need.

Yak - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 3:25 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if the teams didn't go for it. Extra tyres given to those that run a rookie reserve driver, of a different compound to what they're using the rest of the weekend. Sounds like a whole bunch of extra cost and wear on the car to run around not learning much, unless maybe they have some aero measurements to take.

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