F1 » McLaren, Sauber believe tyres to blame for 2013 woes

A Swiss technical expert believes that the revised design of this year's Pirelli tyres could be at the heart of several teams' 2013 problems.

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Fake f1 - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 10:29 AM

If you have the fastest car and the car is hard for tires so you do not have the opportunity to win a race no matter how hard you try to take care of the tires, which goes to someone who has slow car, but good for the tires, certainly can win the race, ridiculous


April 21, 2013 10:31 AM

Pinkyx, of course it is their car and not the tyres, the ones at the front make use of the same tyres, but still one team that is losing the front who believes first is theirs by right did screamed a lot.


April 21, 2013 10:46 AM

Fake f1, Not to take me wrong, you have a right to believe any of your assumptions but that doesn't mean you are right.
Last year all teams were given a sample of the tyres meant for this year and they certainly weren't screaming how bad the tyres are, they all went forward and designed/developed their cars around these tyres, some done a better job than others.


April 21, 2013 10:55 AM

I'm completely tired if the moaning on here!

When will you people EVER be happy? For years and years you all complained (myself included) that Formula 1 was too boring, that the races didn't produce enough overtaking. Now that we're getting lots of overtaking you people still aren't happy, I for one hope it stays the same for many years to come.

Sitting down on a Sunday and not knowing who the winner will be is much more appealing than watching a Schumacher, Alonso or Vettel run off into the distance.

Bugoy - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 10:57 AM

@107SS2009 how right you are. and besides every team on the paddock are using the same tires compounds every race. it's just that some of the teams adapted or designed a better car for the sets of tires they are going to use the whole season.
but what is sad about it, in qualifying they only go out to do three hot laps per session. and that is not getting your moneys worth if your going to see 9 laps out of the best cars.


April 21, 2013 11:12 AM

what is most worrying is the delamination that lulu suffered yesterday. the surface layer just peeled away from the reinforcing, indicating that there was no bonding between the layers. must have given him a fright.....full grip and then nothing!
the cause of damage was unknown, no sign of puncture, no kerb damage etc, just peeled off. (possible overheating?) whatever the reason , the failure in such a manner is totally unacceptable.

t - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 11:26 AM

Lewis Hamilton's left-rear tyre failure during Saturday morning practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, which led to his five-place grid penalty, was caused by metal debris, according to Pirelli.

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