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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pete - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 2:06 PM

,,, said the man whose team is leading in the WDC and WCC and lead driver has won 2 of the 5 races, but only came in 4th this last race....

Stop your whining or we'll get you a piece of cheese! It could be argued that RBR have won the last 3 WC with a car that was good on it's PIRELLI tires. This year, their suspension geometry isn't on par with Ferrari and better yet, Lotus.

I'm not a RBR hater, but it's apathtic to hear whining when you're not as dominate.

Did I mention they are still leading every title category? and they still have the balls to whine?


May 14, 2013 2:12 PM

I'm neither a hater or lover of RBR, but the guy has a point. Making a race interesting by falsely making tyres fall apart is not racing.

But his team are also part of the problem for this being introduced. They have a car which cannot follow another car close enough to do any real racing (IIRC a couple of races ago SV was told by the tem that the aero will degrade to the point where his tyres would fall apart if he got within 3 second of the car in front). Where is the racing there? I want to see cars within inches of each other through the corners so that the can get the tow on the straights and use skill to get past!

Not a race where tyres or DRS force the outcome :(

kcb777 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 2:17 PM

Golly geee its not whining its a fact........Schumacher pointed out the same problem for two years running. Bring back Bridgstone as competitor and lets see some real racing - this is a Sunday tyre economy run not racing. F1 is now a joke. The DRS is just as stupid an idea.

RW - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 2:41 PM

I would really hate to see penalizing teams which got it right mid season. If Alonso could win going flat out all the time I see no problem, really.

nymad - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 3:18 PM

I would have to agree that the tires dynamics are a tad extreme. However, not by much as this years racing has actually been rather good. Anyone who says it is destroying racing isn't watching the races. It is bunching up the field more and pressuring the teams to really perform dynamically.
I firmly believe that racing at the top level should be a display of a drivers' range of talents and not just their ability to get into an already quick car and drive flat for the whole race, without having to pass anyone.

pete - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 3:24 PM

Richard, you are a RBR apologist plain and simple. When complete domination is no longer possible, find a scape goat. Ferrari, Lotus, Force India and even McLaren have figured it out. Mercedes should be the ones screaming that their car is fastest in qualifying, but can't get a race distance, but all I hear is the team leading both championships, but in a dog fight with Lotus and now Ferrari whining, yet again, about tires.

Man up and figure it out. You have Newey who doesn't even use CAD but an old fashion draft board. Surely he can figure this out. But stop the politicking in the papers.


May 14, 2013 3:44 PM

Bernie it's over. You're beating a dead horse. They need to retire F1 for good. Next, create a whole new racing series and have it 100% controlled by the Teams/Manufacturers. Keep the machines simple with minimal tech and wizardry. Bring back real racing like it was meant to be where the DRIVER is the star.

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