F1 » Horner welcomes Pirelli announcement


Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists that the changes being made by Pirelli to its F1 tyre supply are for the 'good of the sport'

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Jamison Emmett

May 16, 2013 12:21 AM

This is ridiculous. Changes in the middle of the season are only detrimental to the whole sport. It will now lead to all sorts of conspiracy freaks claiming bias in the sport. Let them race, and as for not being able to follow the racing action? I think people were able to follow it just fine. It's a lame excuse from Red Bull.

Chris Smith - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 6:22 AM

What these guys dont get is that Lotus and Kimi will then make only 1 pit stop if pirelli makes the tires last longer.
Redbull and Ferrari would be makng 2 or wait 3 not to mention Mercedes have a Phd in tire cooking.

I think Ferrari and redbull should not ask for tire changes since instead of competing with 1 lotus car, they will compete with 2 Mercedes cars (if mercedes improves their car in few weeks)

Wade - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 2:48 PM

Just realised, the only races Vettel has won this year were the races where Alonso had problems with his car. When he hasn't, he's finished ahead of Vettel.

Hendrix - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 2:56 PM

2011 Spanish GP: Vettel wins with 4 stops. More than 70 pitstops in the race, similar to 2013.
2013: Alonso wins with a nice overtake in the first lap and 4 pitstops.
Vettel and Hamilton fans start to cry like little children.
Even RBR boss put some money and says : Pirelli Jump!
And they say: How High!
Nothing New. Same Bull ....

floppy facts - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 4:53 PM

@richard.
Just because people choose not to agree with you does not mean they are wrong, and you always be right.
Looking at comments on here, your view is as quite often, in the minority.
You chose to state that everyone in F1 wanted the tyres altered / changed. This was not true, with Lotus especially stating, it is what it is and lets get on with it. I am not sure why you chose to say this, as it was not true, but as you say, why didnt you stick to the facts?.
Redbull choose to run the tyres lower in pressure than others, lowering the rideheight and improving traction, and the present tyres hate that particularly in traffic.
A harder sidewalled compound will help RB the most.
Merc wont be helped, as their car balance is the main problem.
A balance of opinion is good too, shame thats even harder to find?!?!

richard

May 16, 2013 6:38 PM

floppy hat. people do not have to agree with my opinion, and if they don't? why me worry? I like proper discussion but there are haters here who love to manufacture stories to suit their narrow views. so what is wrong with me pointing out actual facts?
as regards lotus (and ferrari) , I did accept that they did not ask for changes, but my comment was generic. lets say 90-95% of people are fed up with the tyres. look at every f1 site. ok now?
again some of your comments are not correct. this years tyres already have harder sidewalls, as per samples and data supplied by Pirelli to the teams, and all cars were designed around that data. and going by your comment, red bull should be walking away from the others! anyway, are you actually aware of the differences between 2012 and 2013 tyres or the reasons for the changes? the hard sidewalls will not be changed, as all cars would have to be drastically redesigned to cope with softer sidewalls. compounds are being changed, together wi

richard

May 16, 2013 6:44 PM

....together with bonding of layers.
as regards merc, nobody knows the real reason behind mercs problems, but the balance of the car is set by fia. so maybe it is aero, or more likely the fric creating problems. I feel that changing compounds will be of considerable help to them
finally, as I said before, red bull is not too badly affected by the current tyres. they are leading wdc and wcc! but there seems little reason to pick on one team for all the fuss, especially when both rbr and Pirelli have denied that they were responsible. but there again, there will always be haters!!

flooppy - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 9:01 PM

@richard
I think now its time others to complain, IE Lotus and Force India when the tyres are re tweaked.......read Autosport for Boulliers comments to see how he sees it.
Its a shame that RedBull will again make the season boring, if Ferrari cant get their car to qualify in the top three, and just now, the balance of power has turned a little. Rules were set, and are now being altered for the good of who. Barcelona generally does not provide a good race, just like Hungary. Its the wrong place to make changes to the rules. A pity I say.

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