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Pirelli are urged not to change anything when it comes to its tyre supply by F1 teams

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prof-x - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 5:14 PM

All F1 has to do is instate weight penalties for the top performing teams and bring back legitimate tires. Instead they force unproven technologies like KERS, gimicks like (limited use only) DRS and force minimum weight restrictions which penalize cars that do not abide. Using trash tires to keep the action 'fresh' , who knows what quality control goes in to these things and each pilot is getting the same 'grade' of tire, because there is no incentive for Pirelli to give the best tire they can, only a tire that will cause problems. This is not racing, its entertainment.

Weight penalties might be unsporting, but they would give the lessor teams a better chance rather than gimping and hobbling everyone and saying it's fair. F1 needs at least 3 tire manufactures and open standards for tire manufacturing, because nobody outside F1/like series uses those tires (consumer sales.)

prof-x - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 5:15 PM

All F1 has to do is instate weight penalties for the top performing teams and bring back legitimate tires. Instead they force unproven technologies like KERS, gimmicks like (limited use only) DRS and force crap tires which penalize cars that do not abide. Using trash tires to keep the action 'fresh' , who knows what quality control goes in to these things and each pilot is getting the same 'grade' of tire, because there is no incentive for Pirelli to give the best tire they can, only a tire that will cause problems. This is not racing, its entertainment.

Weight penalties might be unsporting, but they would give the lessor teams a better chance rather than gimping and hobbling everyone and saying it's fair. F1 needs at least 3 tire manufactures and open standards for tire manufacturing, because nobody outside F1/like series uses those tires (consumer sales.)

limbus - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 8:07 PM

...yes, and the racing is when only first 4 cars are in the same lap with a 20-30 sec. between each of them. I was very entertained this Sunday and would like to be again till the rest of the season.

wlbjork - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 8:10 PM

KERS is not an unproven technology. The basis behind it is ancient. I know that a primitive form of the system was fitted to EM1 by Sir Nigel Greasley (British locomotive designer, best known for the A1/A3 Pacifics of which Flying Scotsman is a National Treasure) in the 1930s - and I wouldn't be surprised to learn of a similar system that proceeded this one.

atxsxsw - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 9:12 PM

Doesn't it seem odd to have a series where you have massive technology with budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars and then deliberately having the tire supplier create tires that artificially reduce the impacts of all that technology just so that the racing is a more random and closer so it's more of a NASCAR-like show. Doesn't it seem like the tire suppliers should also be pushing the boundaries of tire technology and materials?

richard

April 24, 2013 8:54 PM

pirell have to do something, otherwise here is going to be an indy catastrophe such as michelin had. delaminating, even on medium tyres, cold result in fatalities, and we do not wont to see that

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