F1 » Mateschitz: F1 'not racing any more'

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateshitz says Pirelli has gone 'too far' with the 2013 tyres and that F1 is no longer about the racing

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May 14, 2013 12:53 PM

oooohhhhhh! all the anti red bull brigade are out in force. didi is a vey quiet person, who loves racing. for him to come out and pint out the simple fact that the tyres are ruining racing, it is no reason to insult a person who has put more int f1 than may others.
isn't it odd that even Pirelli agree with him, as does nearly every other commentator in f1.
these anti rbr critics are the same ones who complained about the tyres last year, when their own team was not winning.
yes, it is up to the teams to try and maximise the tyres, but when the tyres are making a total mockery of racing, then it is time to give the teams the same opportunities by producing a tyre that will last more than 2-3 laps.
when gp2 cars can lap faster than an f1 car, something is wrong!

rob01 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 12:56 PM

Some of the teams FULLY exploited the tire given to them preseason. Now they want a better tire. Ferrari and Lotus figured out the tire and now they are to be penalized. Moving the goal post should not be an option.

Firestorm - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 12:57 PM

I am perplexed to see how short memory some people has. Do you really prefer watching one driver to start from pole, making a good start and disappear into the distance, winning without overtaking a single car except the backmarkers? Or do you like to watch one driver starting fifth or sixth having some good battles in the first stint than every team using their strategy to beat and leapfrog their rivals? Please don't be pathethic guys. Is clear that the Spanish GP was far better then the 2011 Turkish GP, or other GP like in India or Korea or even Brazil in 2011. Last year we too had some boring races like Korea or India. I don't follow a GP weekend to watch it being won on saturday. I want to watch the winnig driver on sunday.

whizzo - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 1:06 PM

All of you talking rubbish because red bull talking about those tyres if more team owners would do the same thing F1 will be better or pull to hell out of f1 like ferrariwould do if they were not winning and until a driver get seriously hurt then you,ll will have a different story right now following f1 i would not put another tyre from pireilli on my vehicle because personally they are causing custmers to move away from them.

walrus909 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 1:28 PM

Its not that the tyre issue is good, its that after ONE race where RBR's design and more than that their pitstop strategy fails to put the golden one on the podium, and suddenly their world is upside down.
So the FIA and Pirelli they cater to RBR mid-season. If Ferrari and Lotus become back markers law suits will be flying

Jamison Emmett

May 14, 2013 1:33 PM

The epitome of a team of spoiled brats. Quit crying and work with the cards dealt to you. Every team has to use the same tires, so shut up and get on with it. Ferrari and Lotus seem to be doing just fine. Lotus even more so.

JS7 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 1:43 PM

@Firestorm there was one good battle in the first stint.....that was Fernandos move on turn 3. The rest of the stint was 'the roseberg train'

The tyres have ruined f1, any real racer cannot deny this. A super computer working out tyre strategies is the only winner in f1 these days.

US_F1_Fan - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 1:49 PM

Unless you have teams that throw recent trends to the wind and say screw tire management- we'll do extra stops!

Hmmm. Like Ferrari did, winning the race.

Seems Lotus did ok too, didn't they?


May 14, 2013 2:06 PM

firestorm. as long as there is a pole for the fastest car, then that car running into the distance will usually happen. it has been the same since racing began! the fastest car gets pole, and the fastest car wins. when that happens, it is up to the others to catch up.
bringing in unreliable tyres was done to try and stop that happening. instead it has messed up f1.
now, if the tyres are not changed, and Ferrari/Alonso win every race for the rest of the season, there will be the usual cries of favouritism, and demands for the tyres to be changed etc etc

incidentally, I am a diehard Ferrari follower but also a diehard f1 fan. I want to see a level playing field.

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