F1 » Under-fire Pirelli concedes changes needed for the future


After a race that saw a bewildering 82 pit stops that confused even the teams and drivers in Spain, Pirelli has agreed that changes are needed to the current tyres.

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Matt - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:08 PM

This has got to be the most boring race I have seen,f1 is surppose to be the elite in Motorsport but looking at the speed of the racing today I really don't think so I'm getting fed up with all this tyre saving and teams not able to race like they should,the drivers should be flat out racing each other please sort it out f1!!!!!'

bob - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 6:17 PM

I loved the tires in 2011, but last year and especially this year they have just gone too far!

However, in no way shape or form do I blame Pirelli! All they are doing is supplying what they have been told to supply - and in that respect, they have done a perfect job.

It is the FIA who have caused this problem, not Pirelli.

As the old saying goes, don't blame the messenger!

quentin - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 7:00 PM

f1 is getting boring as all they do nowadays is Tire management. why dont they just make one Tire that can be used at any track and that will last 30+ laps and then before each weekend starts randomly set a two or three stop strategy for that weekend for all teams and the stops have to be done between specific laps so at least then drivers can push to the edge all the time in stead of managing the tires constantly

deathraceking - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 7:03 PM

Bob - the problem is that the layman only sees that Pirelli tyres are having all sorts of issues in F1, and will follow that argument when choosing tyres for their car. Only people who dig deeper understand the real situation. Can't be doing much for the value of Pirelli on the stock markets.

jim crint - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 7:12 PM

What a ridiculous situation this sport finds itself in. That the two cars which locked out the front row could end up 6th and 12th purely because of tyre degradation!

prof-x - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 7:37 PM

the real issue is one tire supplier gets to choose which tires they bring to each event, like the one just previously sponsored by Santander (ahem) and they also engineer a spec of tire (I assume) to which ever spec they deem (who chooses their specification?)

The real question is, who are Pirelli building their tires for???? and is it correct to force teams to spend extra money guessing on one spec of tire, when the potential to have 2-3 manufacturers + more variety would ultimately cost less for the teams.

Is this about saving money or saving face?

Nothing is ever fair, fair is like justice, it's one of those noble lie things, the control tire is also a lie, be up front about it, bring in some better tires and force teams to agree to carry extra ballast if they start running away with it.

Westy - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 7:44 PM

We have already had 3 so called delaminations which sooner or later is going to cause an accident Pirelli sort it out we want to see hardcore racing not fairy racing always on tipee toes round the track it's a shame

Pepin - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 7:56 PM

The problems here is the 40 seconds from Alonso to Vettel and the 2 mclarens almost lapped.

If the problem was the other way around, Brundle would not ocmplaint.

Less QQ more pew pew-

Terminator - Unregistered

May 12, 2013 8:16 PM

To everyone bashing Pirelli

Pirelli is a very competitve manufacturer and can certainly produce long-lasting, durable tyres.

They are only following FOM and Bernie 'dumbass' Ecclestone's orders of making tyres that last only 10 laps to make the racing 'interesting'.

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