F1 » Pirelli: Tyre change not prompted by teams

Despite complaints from various teams since the season began, Pirelli's Paul Hembery insists that the introduction of a new specification is the company's own decision.

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May 16, 2013 5:57 PM

The root problem with the tires is two-fold. First, the FIA with the support of the teams will not correct their over-reliance on aero as the sole performance differentiator. They mandate sub-optimized tires to create a false sense of competition by creating unpredictable results.
Second: The FIA with the support of the teams do not allow adequate testing for the development of safe and reliable tires. And then they scapegoat Pirelli to misdirect the blame from themselves.

Fastlane66 - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 10:47 PM

I bet Pirelli tires will not be different from previous races.
If you look at Pirelli Tires one each race and then you can be found the tires are same in all races.
Pirelli can not make difference rubber and all worn out quickly and a lot of Marbles on track.
If Pirelli thought Formula One is their marketing ground and then Pirelli needs to show off how its rubbers are good like Bridgestone.

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

May 19, 2013 3:14 PM

Stating the obvious a little bit here, but if the Mercs manage to lock up the front row in Monte Carlo, one of them may be able to hang on and win the race. Unless Fernando has another demon start and spoils their party. Strategy and pit stops will still play a part, but the tyres may not come into play as much as last race. Unless the Mercs really eat them up again!

Then there's always the backmarkers....and the safety car element....since a few of the new young drivers will be competing in the streets of Monaco for the first time. Those barriers are awfully close!

rob01 - Unregistered

May 19, 2013 3:39 PM

FIA has said there will be NO major changes to the tires. Unless on the grounds of safety. Those continuing to run the tire severly on their shoulder need change the way they set up the car. Not beg for new tires.


May 19, 2013 9:05 PM

rob. if that is the case, then sunny and I were right, and sky were wrong. I guess that if a change in construction was really on the cards, then all teams would have to agree. presumably Ferrari used their veto? maybe they have shot themselves in the foot, as they might have GAINED from a softer sidewall.
so I guess that only the compounds will now be improved.

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