F1 » Horner: Ferrari tyre test 'a different situation'

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the tyre tests carried out by Ferrari and Mercedes can't be compared

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whitew - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 3:07 PM

@Texas Roadhouse

Interesting, saying McLaren are doing everything in their power and RBR complaining about everthing and everone.

Have you heard Jenson Button recently... bleat, bleat, bleat while Perez has just got on with it.

As for F1 and RBR, they have a point. Four pit stops is ridiculous as is drivers being told from the start of the race to save their tyres. Pirelli have got it really badly wrong.

I agree that its the same for all teams and some have coped better than others but its not F1 that I want to watch. I also think they should get rid of DRS as it is not racing either.


June 04, 2013 4:57 PM

taz. I hadn't read coopers blog before, but it makes fantastic reading. fantastic?? yes, the efforts that Pirelli went to to keep spies away. even a next door resident could not get or see any info, and Pirelli security claiming it was a gp2 test. his article of 31 may is also of great interest. fireworks in the offing, methinks!

sam - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 7:03 PM

taz = and a circuit that is used for testing and is a race circuit

taz, the merce test was run after the gp so 52 weeks to the next gp at that circuit. the ferrari test was run at the same circuit but 4 weeks before the gp. it seem it was just as secret as merce test and we know even less about the rubber used on cars. why are not more questions being asked about ferrari test? and why did fia not bother to send observer to either test? did pirelli not notify fia?


June 04, 2013 7:18 PM

sam. Ferrari test was known about. I don't know if there was an observer, but Ferrari complied with the sporting codes and used a two year old car which had no relevance to current car, and they did not have their current drivers driving the car and gaining info. HHHUUUUGGGGEEEEEE difference. Ferrari are being called to tribunal to show how the test should have been conducted.

Mark _

June 04, 2013 7:37 PM

The stipulation about current drivers seems a bit odd. The test drivers may be able to give better feedback than the regular drivers. Plus it is not like Pedro de la Rosa or Fernando would do anything outside of the sporting regulations during a test. cough..cough..LOL.

sam - Unregistered

June 04, 2013 7:40 PM

richard do you agree that statement from fia on fia website says pirelli asked if it could test with a current car and fia respond it could be possible but with conditions on pirell?

since pirelli and fia agree on this part it seem unlikely that mercedes then get idea all on ther own to use 2013 car and even more unlikely they think they could get away with it if they know fia has refused it. it is damaging for sport and no one looks good from this. they could easly clear issues just by making all relevant emails public.


June 04, 2013 9:42 PM

sam. the letter from Pirelli was written BEFORE the start of the season, and as such there might not have been too much fuss about it, even though the fia made conditions. once the test was in season, the sporting codes applied, ant his precluded use of an indate car. the codes also required Pirelli to run the car and provide drivers. yes, Ferrari allowed dlr to drive, but this was a 2011 car with completely different suspension, exhaust, blown diffuser etc. any info that Ferrari could have gained, would have been totally irrelevant to current car. not so for merc though...they even had their own drivers in charge.
taz directed me to adam cooper blog. go and read it if you are still confused!

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