F1 » Your views: Time for a return to a tyre war?

Crash.net reader Joshua Bonser questions whether the Chinese Grand Prix was an indication that F1 needs a return to the days of the tyre war

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prof-x - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 11:16 AM

@richard, take away the minimum weight, and ditch the KERS and I think you will find that the weight saving or ability to replace the weight of a KERS unit will out strip the utility of the KERS unit.

Petrol is much more energy-space efficient than the batteries on those cars. The weight savings alone would yield faster lap times than with the KERS units, ... pretty sure.

quentin - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 11:20 AM

make the tyres last longer and instead of worrying about them wearing out and drivers doing tyre management constantly. just randomly pick either two or three pitstops at the track and each pitstop has to be done between specific laps that way the drivers will have to try harder to pass another driver instead of pussyfooting around worrying about damaging the tyres all the time


April 17, 2013 11:45 AM

Just keep the tyres they now have but allow teams to choose which tyres they use at the different tracks. If some see an advantage in short stints on soft tyres they should be able to and if others see an advantage in longer stints on mediums then that would be fine too.

Dictating which two compounds can be used at a particular track is too limiting.

haddock - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 11:46 AM

the current tyres restrict the track to about a car's width as overtaking through a sea of marbles is not sensible... make the wretched tyres last, do away with the marbles...and allow some overtaking.
you could then do away with the silly DRS then and leave overtaking to those who can overtake.


April 17, 2013 12:48 PM

I'd like to see Pirelli provide the teams with all four slick compounds at each race and a requirement to use at least three of them on a Sunday.we'd see varying strategies,the drivers could actually race and if the fia could raise the race day minimum fuel amount somehow it would go some way to solving some of the recent problems.

AMG - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 1:00 PM

Red Bull are not dominating the races from start to end, so something must be wrong with the tyres?

I don't know why people want more consistent tyres, so one car can win 4 out of 5 races with boring races with no strategy involved, where worse cars don't stand a chance and drivers are not important. Fastest car wins, end of story, like the last 5 races of last season.


April 17, 2013 1:03 PM

Whilst I hate the current "make the tyres provide entertainment" rule I'm not sure that different manufacturers would help. As others have said, remove the mandated rule that tyres must drop off the cliff and it would help.

But then it's only one symptom of a sport rapidly decreasing in entertainment.

DRS and Kers are fixes for symptoms rather than problems. Radio communication telling Seb in Sepang not to get within 3 seconds of the car in front during one stint due to the aero reduction and tyre degradation of running in that air is a far more serious issue.

Commentators in Australia talking about how close the cars were running when there were multiple car lengths between them highlight the same problem.

Close means almost touching. Draft through the corner and then get the tow on the straight. Real racing.

Modern cars need clean air and so real racing is very hard to do. So Kers was introduced as a type of 'press to pass' button. That didn't work as well as expected so DR

Billy - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 1:10 PM

@mrbrownstone2007 - I must say that sounds to me like the best solution yet to this problem.

As for qualifying I think they need to bring back the qualifying tire and give it to the the drivers who make it into Q3 and have them then start the race on the tire which they set their fastest time on in Q2. That way we would have everyone set extremely fast lap times in Q3 and not have teams sit in the garage and not bother even going out.

They need to have 2 or 3 sets of qualifying tires each so as they will set multiple times and not just wait to the last minute and set 1 flying lap

jim crint - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 1:45 PM

Just go back 3 years, to 2010, which was a great season and which did not involve KERS, DRS or these ridiculous tyres!

The lack of testing and all the daft qualifying rules have also played their part in making F1 a pale imitation of what it once was. I still love, still watch it, but it simply doesn't compare to the sport it was even a few short years ago!

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