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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June 04, 2013 10:23 PM

"taz, the merce test was run after the gp so 52 weeks to the next gp at that circuit."

My point isn't about the next Barcelona GP, it's more that they got to do 1000K of running on a circuit suited to high downforce testing.


June 04, 2013 10:35 PM

Matty, go read, get informed, (BBC Andrew Benson chief F1 writer 3 June 2013 last updated at 16.02 GMT).
Matty, 90 percent of the testing done at the Mercedes test was on the 2014 tyres and the rest on 2013 intended to race on tyre, these new intended to race on tyre that Mercedes were allowed to test with their racing drivers are now being offered to others to test during an hour or so long season.
The new tyres will use the same compound and shape but the construction will be changed back to last year's tyres, they are intended to run 5-10 degrees cooler and so will last longer.
Richard, Maria De Villota is very lucky indeed, Cooper's article out to be produced as proof of the clandestine way Mercedes and Pirelli done the test.

rob01 - Unregistered

June 05, 2013 12:59 AM

clandestine Sunny says....did you forget this is F1? The jaw dropping is not needed if you just review last year. Anyone and everyone saying they didn't know about the test is just covering their backside. Including the FIA.


June 05, 2013 4:59 AM

Yes, the intention was clandestine from the planning stage, so much that Mercedes and Pirelli done all in their power to do it clandestinely until it was all done and dusted, Mercedes figured that once it's over no matter the outcome there would be no way for anybody to unlearn them of what they learned, such was the situation of their handicap in their rear end design compounded by Lulu's driving style.

rob01 - Unregistered

June 05, 2013 1:18 PM

Sounds like they have not done it good enough. For being so secretive it seems a Crash poster has figured out the entire test and testing procedure. But i will take your word for it as they didn't even know about the Ferrari test. And who knows what Red pulled off at that one?


June 05, 2013 2:09 PM
Last Edited 1064 days ago

rob. all the facts that sunny and I (I presume that one of us is your target?) have mentioned are openly available on other sites. if you don't want to believe them then that is your prerogative, but I suggest that you look at adam cooper f1, for a real eye opener! I had not heard of this blog until taz mentioned it, but it is good.

ps. also have a look at f1 fanatic, to see he mechanics viewpoint!


June 06, 2013 1:13 AM

I read Adam's article. He writes nicely but still I will wait for additional information. I have followed F1 too long to draw any sensible conclusion as to what really goes down. For years I guessed with Max and lost nearly one hundred percent of the time. Nothing will surprise me in this circus.


June 06, 2013 7:27 AM

Ferrari have been brought in because they're kind of the real world benchmark from which the FIA can judge Mercedes poor decision making processes which brought them to breaking the sporting regulations. Ferrari have nothing to fear, but Mercedes are going to get clobbered.

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