F1 » Coulthard insists: Barcelona not a disaster

David Coulthard says the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona wasn't a 'disaster for F1' despite tyre concerns

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Firestorm - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 12:43 PM

To win in Formula 1 you must have the best package. And the tyres are part of the package, a very important component of it I must say. Vettel complaints about tyres and says this is anymore racing. Than I would say that F1 is anymore racing because we are lacking Button. Is not right that Button car lacks the downforce of Red Bull or Ferrari." So the other teams must help McLaren, revealing the secrets of unleashing more downforce and than racing would be fair and square enough". Pathetic statement, am I wrong? Red Bull and co had the same chances as Ferrari and Lotus to build their cars around the Pirelli tyres. Simply because their failed to do and now...they have done everything right, it is Pirelli that got it wrong...Please you are multiply world champion, at least you should admit that you got it wrong this time, don't make us(fans) silly.

oldtimer - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 2:47 PM

Not sure what the first comment is all about but I would like to see a return to free tyre usage with a dry, intermediate and wet tyre available at all times and at the teams discretion. The current tyres have turned the races in tyre preservation runs with no proper racing. F1 was the pinnacle of motor racing but it has been reduced to a farce in a so called quest for better racing. Not too sure that DC would have coped very well either had he been racing now.

Roundiniho22 - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 5:14 PM

I think you'll find it was a disaster Dave, cuz if this s**t carries on anymore i ain't watchin' and i ain't the only one, heres a list of things i'd rather do instead of watching a "race" like that again.

- lick a live power socket
- pull my own toenails out
- take a cheese grater to my plums, then take a bath in lemon juice
- I'd even watch an episode of "keeping up with the kardashians".

You get the idea.

Might be OK for the "sport" but an F1 race these days makes less sense than the film "Inception".

Galway - Unregistered

May 14, 2013 9:05 PM

How quickly people forget! As David Couthard wrote, it was only recently that the major complaint about F1 was that there was virtually no overtaking. Let's see. If the choice is procession vs the thinking person's F1 I'll take the latter everyy time!!!

Sandman - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 5:28 AM

F1 has tons of 'limits'. Does that make it not racing? There are significant limits to downforce. There are limits to engine size, rev limits, traction control, movable aerodynamic parts. There is no refueling. You can only use DRS at certain parts of the track.

All of these things are limits, and it's still racing. If there were no limits, we would have rockets running and there might be a fatality per week, but I guess it would be 'racing'!

So listen to Kimi. Racing is about making the fastest possible car within the rules that are provided. Get in the car and complete the 60 laps as fast as possible.

Just PLEASE don't return to the parade of 2004.

FreeJack - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 11:21 PM

Wasn't it enough to add DRS and KERS to the mix, to make the racing a little more competitive and interesting, less of a processional? Both created more overtaking. However, now we've got tires that degrade so badly, that much of the outcome is not decided on the track, but in pit lane, while the cars are sitting still. Boring.

Stuart - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 12:08 PM

Love how Crash cut and paste a story from the BBC website and use it as their own.

Then have the cheek to sayt"do not cut and paste these times' on the timing screens....which themselves were taken from the official website.

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