F1 » F1 Bahrain 2013: Whitmarsh, Horner expect Pirelli to react

Amid ongoing complaints about the current breed of F1 tyre, leading team bosses back Pirelli to get on top of the situation.

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April 16, 2013 10:27 AM

They are constructing the tires asked for, but the experiment has failed. Slightly harder, longer lasting tires with better grip is required. The DRS is enough of a change to improve passing. Also, if F1 is going to V6 turbos to demonstrate a green mentality, what is it saying when its tires only last four laps before being sent to the dumpster?

Razak - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 10:40 AM

I, like everybody else watch F1 to see racing. I understand the need to introduce pit stops as re-fuelling is now not allowed but this nonsense is destroying the sport.

All these artificial aids, DRS, KERS, tyres only lasting one lap is really not helping the sport. Dont get me wrong nothing against DRS, KERS but I want to see drivers racing and not managing their tyres with strategy taking the most points.

The best machine and driver should take the most points.

I want to see racing and am fed up with these tyres - Like most of the drivers out there


April 16, 2013 12:13 PM
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Pirelli has done nothing to ruin the racing in my opinion. Admittedly the five lap drop-off softs have gone a bit too far, but we were all still Spellbound till the end of the China race, which was Pirelli's remit and they've achieved this.

Sri - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 12:41 PM

I think Lotus and Ferrari are getting benefited as their tyre-wear is much less compared to Red Bull, Mercedes and McLaren. Not sure about other teams. So there are two groups that will play this out with Pirelli. I think changing rules in the mid of a season is unfair. That implies one group is being preferred over the other.


April 16, 2013 12:42 PM

elijah. yes, its a show, but is that what we want? it was great to see vettel put in quali type laps at the end but 4 secs a lap difference was ridiculous. why not just let them choose which grade of tyre that they want to (from hard to super soft) with the sole proviso that they must at some stage in a race, use an alternative grade, be it for 1 lap or 20.
it was not until the last 5 laps, that any semblance of order returned, and even then, it was so very nearly upset. so why have 55 lap races? maybe just a 10 lap sprint race on one tyre?

Dr graham - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 2:19 PM

It has got ridiculous. This is f1 racing not LE Mans - watch that if you want strategy races! To think that they are spending much of the race at 70% means we are not seeing why they are in F1 and not in a lesser formula. Pirelli are running the show and that is not good enough. If they want to keep this ridiculous tyre fudge in place then make the compounds closer together and let them choose which compounds they wish to use at her than dictating... Oh hold on that would cost. What more than throwing tyres away after 4 laps? Bring back normal racing instead of all these gimmicks

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