F1 » HAVE YOUR SAY: Is Pirelli right to make changes?

With tyres, rather than the racing, being the conversation of choice in F1 circles at present, Pirelli has said that it will alter its tyres for Canada and beyond. But is that the right decision?

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Waleran - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 9:35 AM

I reluctantly voted yes. Some teams don't get the tyres. This should be their problem, not Pirelli's.

But, like many teams, even Ferrari had to make four stops which is too many. With so many stops the Spanish GP was often confusing.

Let's hope Pirelli find some middle ground which will still leave the likes of Red Bull and Mercedes with work to do.

KevinW - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 9:40 AM

Single provider spec tires are bad enough. Fake wear and fabricated instability is sickening. Tires that require cars to be run at 1/2 to 1 full second off their real pace to keep from needing 6 stops is idiotic Tires that come apart when over-stressed is just plain dangerous. Pirelli needs to fix the tires in 2013. FIA needs to dump their idiotic strategy and rethink their approach to F1 in 2014, or this whole party will end badly.


May 16, 2013 9:43 AM

the delaminations needed looking into, other than that the tyres have been what the masses wanted, the masses willl still be unhappy. pirelli were told that racing should resemble canada 2011, next change to be bernies sprinkler idea and enforced periods behind the safety car :-)

Dan - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 9:46 AM

In a way it's right because it's not put Pirelli in a very good light at all and it can be confusing to drivers and teams let alone fans.
However, the tyres are part of the tools the teams have to work with and why should teams like Lotus and Ferrari, who have designed a car that can work them, be made to suffer (possibly) by having different tyres.
If it doesn't lead to Red Bull dominating then it'll be ok. But it wouldn't look too good for the sport after all their complaints if they dominate and win everything from Canada onwards.
Would look like the Ferrari days of early 2000s...

Rondick - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 10:23 AM

Absolutely not.
This is moving the goal post galore. I am not blaming Pirelli or the teams, I blame the management trying to make this so call SPORT to a SHOW. You want that than go NASCAR way where the sport is so dangerous it makes that a SHOW.

Here we have namby pamby F1 "HEROS" cocooned into a safety fireproof nuke proof cell with a direct line to cry at the team or the race control if someone dared to cut them up... while "racing" by conserving tyres, fuels, brakes and whatever next.

GIVE THEM A V10, the best tyres and an undersized fuel tank and let them decide how to use the stuff up. We are having 60-80 year olds here deciding what is RACING???

bunko - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 11:11 AM

These tyres certainly needs to be changed. It has too much influence on the race. Its now the only factor pushed to the limit. Other factors like the engine, even the driver, are no longer pushed to its limit since the tyres can't keep up anyway.

BUT, changing it mid-season is simply wrong. It rewards mediocrity and punishes teams that actually worked hard to get it to work for them.

Stef - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 11:19 AM

I agree that the tyre failures are too many. But the compounds should not be changed.
In 2012 we were promised tyres like this, but they lasted too well. This resulted in RedBull being able to violate the tyres without any downsides. There was no benefits from saving the tires like this year. So Ferrari suffered from having designed a car for more vulnerable tyres.
This year Ferrari got it right with the tires and RedBull can't just focus only on downforce. The tyres should not be changed because RedBull and Mercedes hasn't managed to design a car to the tyres.
What could be interesting could be if Pirelli brought three different compounds to each race and keep the rule of having to use at least two different compounds during the race. Then there are more ways to go. If you can't make the soft tyres last, then have a try on the two harder compounds...

RC51 - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 11:24 AM

The FIA should be demanding a change with the tires, it seems to be a bad image that Pirelli is creating for it self. I would not put any Pirelli's on me bicycle!

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