F1 » War of words over tyre wear heats up

After the pit stop frenzy in Barcelona, it seems everyone had a view on Pirelli's 2013 tyre compounds. And by no means everyone wants to see changes.

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Sash - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 3:17 PM

We wanted sliding cars, drivers to make the difference on the throttle instead of traction control and tires that can be abused to the max. Smart riders go forward, guys who are a bit careless or have teams with design flaws go backwards. Such is life, deal with it. Drivers have to learn to deal with it, some are apparently slower than others with that. I see no reason to change this year.

KevinW - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 3:44 PM

When all anyone talks about is the tires, F1 becomes nothing more than a tire strategy spec race. It's lost its luster as a max effort race series because of it. It is now a greater bore with all the faked tire wear and passing aides than it was when dominant teams were rewarded with real race results. Just because it looks like racing on TV, does not mean its actually racing. The FIA is killing the golden goose with these stupid tactics.


May 13, 2013 4:30 PM

sash. sliding cars? when was the last time you saw that? probably in the 80s?
if you want to see that, then provide harder tyres which break traction more easily. I am all for that, and it seems that is what the teams also want, not the current pritt-stick rubber that fails after 2-3 fast laps.

Darbo - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 4:41 PM

the point of racing is to race
flat out fastest man wins

f1 at the moment is a tyre managment formula
fastest man /car doesnt win

it seems abit pointless to me


May 13, 2013 4:47 PM

I think people are missing the point regarding the racing. It is not so much the tyres but the circuit that is the problem. Year after year people moan that Barcelona is a boring circuit with little overtaking. The tyres were just another contributory factor to a boring circuit. Easy answer is drop it from the calendar - their are plenty of more exciting circuits vying for a slot. Pirelli are providing the tyres that they were asked for clearly the circuit created the problem.

Rog Dodge - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 4:57 PM

If teams want to save money, as they say they do,have 2 sets of slicks + inters & wets for qualifiying & the whole race then we would see RACING as it used to be, as at present it's ridiculous.

pete - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 5:06 PM

Looked like Ferrari threw caution to the wind and didn't much care for conservation, although I'm sure there was some. Use the tires, run fast laps, pit more and break the Pirelli code. More teams will try to copy that method going forward.

Mercedes is a joke. Celebrate on Saturday, get lapped on Sunday.

Wacko - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 5:46 PM

Pirelli could save a bunch of money by not having to shovel up tons of rubber off the track after each race. Christ its like racing a gravel stage in WRC. So much clag at some point has to become a safety concern as well.

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