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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richard

April 21, 2013 11:46 AM
Last Edited 465 days ago

t. i have tried to find any statement from pirelli, other than what they said yesterday, and so far unsuccessful.
chilton also suffered from delamination,and i would not have thought that there would be any metal debris on track, unless it had fallen off another car, which would e serious! i would imagine that a shard of cf or metal, could PUNCTURE a tyre, but lulus wasnt punctured. and even if metal had caused a slit, delamination would not have occurred if there was proper bonding. when was the last time that delamination was ever seen?

PS. i have now found it on autosport! still find it odd though. should not cause delamination

wlbjork - Unregistered

April 21, 2013 6:19 PM

Have posters actually read the flipping article?

The point being made is that the 60% tyre delivered for wind tunnel testing performed differently to reality for some teams.

This means that their cars are not as aerodynamically efficient as they could be, which will be a part of the reason why they are not as competitive as they could be.

johnny - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 3:51 AM

sauber woes are due to:

1) not expecting the unexpected.
2) the majority of other teams did expect halfass Pirelli rubber .
3) accepting cashheavy no experience second driver
4) lack of team continuity
5) lack of continuous development

Sauber was a B team which had the potential to be an A team. Now they are a B to C team with a second driver who is mired in combat(?) with the D teams.

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