F1 » Marko calls for further Pirelli change

Helmut Marko calls on Pirelli to make further changes to its tyre compounds to reduce the amount of degradation

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F1Racer - Unregistered

April 30, 2013 5:41 PM
Last Edited 1100 days ago

Well The Emperor speaks again. Again Red Bull calling for things to work in their favour. He even said it. 'WE want to maximise OUR potential'.
Red Bull have even asked Pirelli to make their tyres to suit their car !
I hope Pirelli don't cave to pressure from Red Bull.

Yeah the tyre deg is affecting all teams but just because its not allowing Red Bull to be all conquering, they are demanding changes.

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Crude and inapproporiate comments removed. This is an open forum for F1 discussion.

cknopp - Unregistered

April 30, 2013 5:47 PM

I think that the teams should be able to purchase un-branded 2010 Bridgestones and run whatever compounds they want.

Just because BS stopped being the official supplier doesnt mean that they refuse to sell for profit. Let the teams mount/support them after purchase...

John - Unregistered

April 30, 2013 6:36 PM

Since the entire point of the current Pirelli tyres is to "restrict Red Bulls potential", I can't see Pirelli being swayed by that argument. They're likely to think "Good, mission accomplished."

If Red Bull said "We just LOVE these tyres, don't change a thing!" then we might well see some changes.


April 30, 2013 6:47 PM
Last Edited 1100 days ago

undestandable comment, and similar to those where a team is calling for no change, as it suits their cars better. but the main thing is that consistency really has to be improved. having any tyre that can only last five laps of a race, if even that, is just stupid and dangerous, and takes from what f1 should be about , RACING.

Gareth Bale - Unregistered

April 30, 2013 7:10 PM

I dont often agree with Marko, but trying to replicate a great race that took place at Canada 2010 which saw high tire degradation which resulted in a great race which just evolved and was not designed. and trying to impose similar tire conditions 2/3 years on is making F1 a bit phony we have DRS and KERS thats enough, making tires that degrade quickly is making great drivers like Alonso,Kimi and f1's fastest drive at 80% which is not what i want to see if i want to watch pedestrian driving then i will rent the DVD Driving Miss Daisy.

Respect to the Red Bull team who seem to be the No1 f1 team no matter which parameters and regs the FIA introduces , but yes please more durable tires please so i can watch REAL racing.

Justathought - Unregistered

April 30, 2013 10:14 PM

I can see a clearer case for making all teams put enough fuel in their tanks for a flat out race instead of "Fuel Saving", which also hugely distorts the race outcome at some events.
If you have the fuel, you can burn the tyres with a fast car and be fast enough to stop when you wish and still win.
Minimum fuel level rules I say, hear hear :)

BG - Unregistered

April 30, 2013 10:38 PM

Is this bloke a prat, it is the same for all.
Personally I hate F1 now as it is just asset care and all the winners over the last couple of years will never be regarded as great as the older ones where you had to race for the wins.

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