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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richard

April 18, 2013 6:26 PM

shock...horror...pirelli have actually made a tye that could last the full race. its called the HARD tyre!!!!! now, all it needs is for the fia to designate that tyre for the race, but they wont! why not? ....it lasts too long.

Simon - Unregistered

April 18, 2013 9:07 PM

Just a quick thought - in these days of conservation and economy in F1, would it not be more environmentally aware and cheaper for teams to use a tyre that lasted the race and allow drivers to race to their potential rather than go through 2 to 3 sets and more during the race? Maybe 1 change only. Not counting the pre-race usage.

Simon - Unregistered

April 18, 2013 9:07 PM

Just a quick thought - in these days of conservation and economy in F1, would it not be more environmentally aware and cheaper for teams to use a tyre that lasted the race and allow drivers to race to their potential rather than go through 2 to 3 sets and more during the race? Maybe 1 change only. Not counting the pre-race usage.

Martin Elliott - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 1:13 AM

I'd like to agree with Joshua's arguements, and in principle do, but to say F1 is about supreme speed is sadly wide of the mark. So is the talking about cutting edge technology.
The regulations of the formula have been played about with by FIA for safety and/or cost for decades. 2nd generation ground effect- too dangerous when downforce lost, heard that recently. Of course you'd never find that on road cars.
Active suspension - again banned - but found on a lot of supercars. The list would go on and on.
What about the grooved slicks? Why are they still running fat donuts where ~50% of the suspension is in the tyre.
Its the FIA Technical Committee who decide what is going to 'control' overall performance and individual teams who design a race winner within those constraints.
So take your complaints about what becomes a limiting factor to FIA, not the teams and suppliers.

Tvs - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 8:55 AM

No need to bring the tyer war back. FIA has to enhance their tyer requirement spec to have requirement on the tier degradation charcteristics like the rubber should degrade gracefully and not just fall of the cliff etc...
Now it doesn't look like F1 instead its like tyre poker.

By producing such a bad tyer, I'm not sure what pirelli is innovation and learning from F1 involvement which will one day used in nomal road cars tyer manufacturing.
Bridgestone and Michelin they improved a lot as the every year of their involvement in the sport.

Steveo - Unregistered

April 20, 2013 2:07 AM

They should at least go back to Qualifying tyre. To stop this debacle of tyre conservation in Qually.

Have a tyre to last the distance of the race.

Get with the programme and run larger diameter rims and lower profile tyres. This will help make up for any loss in race lap times.

While there at it, change Q3 to be top ten shoot out. One car at time, 3 laps. An out, a qually and an in lap.

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