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Pirelli confirms changes to be made to its F1 tyres for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal

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Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

May 15, 2013 11:15 AM

I do not agree with the change, the championship is well poised and it seems like RBR, Ferrari and Lotus are capable of winning - why change anything?! Managing something is part of racing, as the year progresses the teams will come to better understand the tyres and it will become less of an issue - let them race with the rules as they are, best man/team wins!

mrfill

May 15, 2013 1:09 PM

These changes will mean changes to aero and suspension set-ups.
"Because of the change, teams will need to produce new versions of wings, endplates, floors and brake ducts."
"This requires revised suspension elements at the front and rear, necessitating new patterns, moulds and wishbones to be made, which is a significant investment mid-season."
Both quotes from another 'informed' website.

Nice to see the FIA cost-cutting plans going well, especially as most teams are up to their knees in developing the 2014 cars already.

Not so much of a problem for the really big budget teams i.e. Ferrari, RBR who are suffering most but rather irritating to lower budget teams who are managing rather better i.e. Lotus

richard

May 15, 2013 1:29 PM

mr fill. I haven't come across those comments, but they appear to be a bit spurious. it is only the COMPOUNDS that are being changed. a bit like using a hard tyre instead of a soft. so why on earth would changes be necessary? apart from that, if the compounds were left unchanged, if what you are saying is true, then to catch up, merc, macca, rbr etc would all have to carry out the mods, to try and be competitive.

interesting that Pirelli use a lotus chassis for testing, so it is no wonder that lotus have not really been affected by the disintegrating compounds.

whizzo - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 1:33 PM

It,s about time we get good racing again the thing about racing is who have a good package but with those tyres i was making good teams look inferior thank God somebody saw the light .

whizzo - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 1:33 PM

It,s about time we get good racing again the thing about racing is who have a good package but with those tyres i was making good teams look inferior thank God somebody saw the light .

whizzo - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 1:33 PM

It,s about time we get good racing again the thing about racing is who have a good package but with those tyres i was making good teams look inferior thank God somebody saw the light .

koolkat - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 1:45 PM

I don't blame Pirelli in any way, shape or form for the current situation. As others have said, Pirelli were given a specific brief by the FIA and that is what they have delivered. The trouble is, two or three stops is fine, four is starting to push it a bit. All they are trying to do, I believe, is to make two/three stops the norm rather than three/four. This would still favour the teams who had figured out the current tyres. Personally, I am not a great fan of any of the measures bought in to artificially spice up the racing but I know many are.

By the way, how about an extra point for pole and fastest lap?

Terry Blackburn - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 2:12 PM

I am sure it was the great Kenny Roberts from the 70s GP motorbike series. That said "his aim was to win at the slowest possible speed."
He would have loved it in F1 now lol
IMHO I disagree, I would love to see things revert back to the days where you finished the race on the tyres you start with. (excluding punctures)
I am old enough to remember the good old days of Jackie Stewart et al broadsiding and smoking the tyres etc. Real racing for real men.

Chris - Unregistered

May 15, 2013 2:17 PM

Richard, I wouldn't say that the Renault R30 from 2010 is a Lotus that Pirelli is using to test its tyres on. The R30 is a completely different car from chassi to suspension, 5 seconds a lap slower than the current cars this year and well...... 3 years older.

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