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 15, 2013 12:58 AM

Dietrich in my humble opinion is wrong, the racing is being hidden by the show but is still going on . if red bull need to make eight pit stops to show the full potential of the car, then they have got it wrong as even missing out on qualifying, they would only have six sets of new tyres. We are witnessing formula one that is what the majority have been shouting for. we have more overtaking, we have mechanical grip replacing aerodynamics as the dominant factor, and guess what, the majority are still unhappy, maybe because the winners are in the minority


May 15, 2013 5:12 AM

Mateschitz's timing could not be worse, the usually quiet man comes out to criticise just as the Red Bull car is showing signs of genuinely being outperformed by Ferrari and possibly Lotus.

I am a big Red Bull fan. It is fair to say they have in recent history been at the leading edge of mastering the F1 specs in terms of the package, but now they are showing signs they may no longer be at the front of the pack.

amy - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 7:25 AM

every tom **** and harry was going nuts when a certain schumy criticised the direction in which racing was headed with too much importance to the tyres.....and now you here slowly but surely everyone saying the same thing i even heard martin brundle during the spanish gp...i dont understand how some people enjoy this kind of racing where not a single driver is able to drive the car at it's limit...absolutely pathetic...

Izitazit - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 10:03 AM

He is right about one thing, F1 is now a tyre management series, but wrong about needing more pit stops. F1 is also in danger of becoming a Pit Stop series. Tyres should be made to go the distance or perhaps 2 sets per race. Then we would see Driving.


May 15, 2013 2:07 PM

joe. in case you hadn't noticed, rbr have WON using these tyres. mateschitz is certainly not whining. he is stating pure fact. the current tyres have destroyed any possibility of a RACE. and the cars, to preserve tyres, were lapping slower than gp2 cars on the same day! is that what you want from the pinnacle of motorsport?

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 2:49 PM

LOL at richard, running from thread to thread like speedy gonzalez, defending Red Bull to the death!

And nooo Crash, I am not insulting him, so don't delete my post. Just a little light relief...


May 15, 2013 3:38 PM

f1 rules. so what? isn't that what a forum is for? DEBATE!
and why should I not "defend" red bull? the haters of the team keep posting inaccurate comments without trying to ascertain the truth. and I would defend any team against the knockers. I defend Ferrari, McLaren and even merc (at times)
now, have you actually got anything to add to the debate?

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