F1 » Pirelli unchanged as teams stymie plans

Tyre supplier confirms compounds will remain the same after insufficient testing and lack of agreement amongst teams.

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June 14, 2013 2:01 PM

Elijah. I never heard any whining! but Pirelli have now changed the bonding process, so it was obviously a safety issue. glad that merc will not now have gained any great advantage, even though some advantage will remain


June 14, 2013 3:19 PM

pcx. Ferrari always said they had tested. BUT... it was an obsolete car with ebd, pushrod suspension etc etc, and it was not drive by their current drivers. and pdlr did not even have to change his helmet!


June 14, 2013 4:16 PM

rob. now you mention it....isn't he more likely to have kept his old buddy and team member, lulu, aware of the changes. could be why merc arranged for lulu to have a secret check-up with a current car.

Texas Roadhouse

June 14, 2013 4:21 PM

Whatever the outcome of the Tribunal, this saga has, at least had one good outcome - the return of tyre tests for next season. The present restrictions on testing could be blamed for the whole episode. Who knows, maybe this was the true purpose of Pirelli's & Mercedes' actions - knowing the furore that would (and did) erupt. In the Machiavellian world that is F1, nothing is a surprise.

Mark _

June 14, 2013 4:47 PM

Old car or not Ferrari would have learned more than Mercedes by running on this season's tires. I am not saying that this broke any rules just putting it into perspective.

richard - no "whining", really? That is rich (pun intended).


June 14, 2013 5:24 PM

Today's headline added “and lack of agreement amongst the teams” to the erroneous “after insufficient testing”, as I said yesterday on the Pirelli page which seems to have been taken of, it's got nothing to do with lack of testing.
I have seen this coming from before Canada (as I said on this forum before) and now am saying that no tyre construction change will happen during the rest of this season.
When Pirelli came to F1 in 2010 it came in as a ball being kicked about in a political row between BE and JT, one was for Pirelli and the other for Michelin, this row is not over yet, we still have to see the outcome.
As a consequence of the Mercedes/Pirelli test rumours are now doing the rounds about a change of F1 technical delegate.


June 14, 2013 6:11 PM

sorry rich, but if you know the loads your putting through the tires, there is no way you are not gaining a huge advantage by running this years tire. I wish you would stop pretending.

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