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Pirelli: "Tyre tests did not favour any team"

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pete - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 3:57 PM

No one is buying this load of crap. Pirelli and Mercedes still broke the rules by using it's 2013 car and race drivers vs. test drivers.

Time for Pirelli to exit F1

Shannon (Guy) - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 4:06 PM

First off to say that f1 engineers will not benefit is ridiculous they will in some way shape or form benefit from any kind of extra testing. Secondly to say that you did not know you were breaking rules is not acceptable ignorance is not an excuse when it comes to Formula One. I highly doubt they did not know the rules and if they did not then that also is ridiculous because they signed a multi-year contract to be the main tired supplier. and where was all of this laboratory testing to begin with? If the testing had nothing to do with this season or the tires breaking apart and it was truly down to the laboratory testing that's all those issues then why couldn't the contest have been done at the end of the season? it is a very well prepared and I repeat prepared statement and it all sounds good but I am guy who is not buying it!

pete - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 4:13 PM

There are several things that lead me to believe Pirelli is being less than truthful. Going back to their statement prior to the Monaco GP when they said they would be bringing different tires starting with the Canadian GP. Second, both Mercedes did not have tire degradation as they had during all their previous races in 2013. Coincidence that it was after a secret 3 day test? I think not. Now, Pirelli is in spin control to say that they will not be bringing the new tires as previously mentioned to Canada. Why? Very suspicious to me after just a week earlier saying they would.

Can you or anyone else PROVE that Pirelli used a 2014 compound? No, it's their word against anyone else because there were no FIA officials to oversee the test, so in essence, they can say anything they want. What is still undisputable is that both Mercedes and Pirelli violated the sporting regulations by using a 2013 car with both race drivers vs. a 3 year old chassis and test drivers.

KevinW - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 4:20 PM

See the bus? See Mercedes? See Mercedes under the Bus? See Pirelli running away? Of course, Pirelli are innocent, they are not part of F1, they are just contractors. Mercedes has manipulated the FIA and are attempting to make everyone to believe they provided their top two drivers, a current car and crew to help Pirelli with no gain to themselves in any way. Yeah... right. 1000km with no new knowledge about their car gained. Now THAT would be an amazing feat! Mercedes has tainted itself and the championship. Like it needed more reason to be seen as the sham it has become under the inept management of the FIA and Bernie's marketing follies.

pete - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 4:30 PM

And why would Pirelli be so concerned about their 2014 compound just 5 races into a 19 race season when they can't even get a grasp of their 2013 compounds or construction? It only makes sense that they were working on their 2013 tire delamination and compound wear issues.

Mark _

May 31, 2013 5:34 PM

With all of the money that the FIA has why could they not send at least one official to a test that they were notified about? I say if the FIA cannot be bothered to send an official there to witness what car was used or who drove it then they really should not be bothered to penalize anyone.


May 31, 2013 5:39 PM

35. pete can defend himself, but ferrari , fia etc have all said that pirelli/merc broke the sporting code whic prohibits in season testing unles using a two year old car! ths has been continally rferred to on all sites. if you dont believe it................???

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