F1 » Pirelli hints at ‘lock it or lose it’ ultimatum to F1 teams

Pirelli has suggested that it could pull out of F1 if a new contract cannot be quicky agreed with the teams.

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SashaA - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 8:15 PM

In other news today: People postpone maintenance on their cars and put fewer miles on them. Surprise, surprise, tire companies get hit now too. Also because production at several companies is slowing down a lot.

The crisis Europe is in now, is far from over. Teams will start to feel it again, soon.

prof-x - Unregistered

May 24, 2013 9:35 PM

good thing they are being forced to produce more expensive motors that are less powerful over race distance (current distances)...

Perfect excuse to postpone if you ask me. FIA should sponsor a test car and evaluate it's performance over a race in order to verify their claims. Carrying more battery weight and less fuel is only going to slow those cars down though.

What they really need to do is put the green stuff in GP2 or something, and let it trickle up to F1 if it turns out alright.

Amigo - Unregistered

May 25, 2013 2:01 AM

"The Italian firm stepped into the breach when Bridgestone pulled out at the end of the 2010 campaign, and has worked diligently to produce tyres that help to improve the spectacle rather than using the sport purely as a marketing tool."

I found that paragraph very amusing to me.
They have to changed words after Pirelli produced **** Tires for F1 car.
I want to know how many tons of Marbles were left on track after 3 days. If I were official of Guinness Record Book and then I'll gather Marbles from Circuit and make world record for F1 history.
Pirelli has embarrassing about leaving F1 with current situation. On the other hand, customers are running away from Pirelli Road Tires.

cknopp - Unregistered

May 25, 2013 4:01 AM

I think that they should make the tyres a non-issue by simply stating that the teams must source their own unmarked tyres. That way, the teams could simply comission their tyre designs from a big manufacturer of rubber, but that manufacturer has no association with its use/performance...

THAT would light up a whole new tyre war, and give another competitive advantage to the teams with the best people...

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