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Kimi Raikkonen hopes to get his F1 title challenge back on track at Silverstone after recent run of misfortune

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JJJ

June 23, 2013 12:43 AM

Sadly the RBR/Merc lobby to get harder tyres paid off wonderfully for those two teams again with Pirelli bringing some of their harder compounds to the forthcoming races and Lotus will get f00ked as a result.

I predict Lotus will fall back significanly to the point where they are the 4th team again, they just don't have the resources to develop the car at the same rate as RBR, Ferrari and Mercedes.

Maybe at tracks that are really hard on tyres and/or where it's really hot the Lotus team can still get a couple podiums but in the end they'll probably end in the same spot they were last year which realistically is all you can expect anyway of course budgetwise.

pcxmac

June 23, 2013 2:43 AM

I love it when politics dictates performance, isn't it grand :)

maybe F1 could have legitimacy if it allowed competition in the tires so more teams could succeed ?? wink wink nudge nudge, .... noooo we love our slavery.... sigh, because it's fair to be told how to behave.....

107SS2009

June 23, 2013 7:26 AM

Pirelli looks like they embarked on a mission of punishing those teams that opposed them introducing their intended new tyres halfway through the season.
A single tyre supplier is the best way for F1, an explanation as to why risks confusing some of the already poor minds on this forum.

richard

June 23, 2013 4:56 PM

jjj. rbr were winning with the current tyres, so thy did not want the change. merc were the ones suffering most and did want a change. merc have not gotten their way as tyres will now be unchanged. and as for your comment that Pirelli are providing harder tyres....remind me please, which tyres were giving the most trouble? hint...they were not the supersoft, soft, or medium.

107SS2009

June 23, 2013 6:11 PM

Yes F1 could have legitimacy if and when meddling and interference by MR F1 into the governing body affairs are stopped, maybe time is nearer than one thinks to see a stop to such matters.
Pirelli is supposed to have entered F1 by winning an FIA tender which was never the case as they contracted with MR F1.
On the one side Pirelli is saying that it is nearly already too late to get a contract with the FIA and all teams for next year.
Now MR F1 comes out saying Pirelli have a contract with him for next year but not with the FIA.

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