F1 » F1 Bahrain 2013: Pirelli revises tyre choice


Pirelli switches to the medium and hard compound tyres for the Bahrain Grand Prix having previously planned to use the hard and soft rubber

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John - Unregistered

April 16, 2013 5:35 PM

"Should we see this as RBR finally succeeded in getting Pirelli change the tyre compounds?"

Only if "we" are the same nutcases who thought that Red Bull sabotaged Mark Webbers car.

Reality check - the soft tyres were widely condemned during and after China by the great majority of teams and drivers. The soft tyres are also dreadful publicity for Pirelli. The abiding memory which millions of people will take away from that so-called "race" is of cars struggling to make it to the finish line as their Pirelli tyres disintegrated beneath them.

107SS2009

April 16, 2013 7:03 PM

Pirelli may juggle compounds from those declared but they will not revert to their 2012 compounds as called for by both Mercedes and RBR.
The FIA wants teams to do two or three pit stops during a race and Pirelli are supplying the tyres to do just that.
Some can make better usage of tyres than others, those complaining have a vested interest to do so.

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