F1 » HAVE YOUR SAY: Who or what is to blame for F1 tyre shambles?

F1 tyres took centre stage again at the British Grand Prix, but where should the finger of blame be directed after the latest rash of high-profile failures?

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July 01, 2013 6:56 PM

nealio. WHAAATTTT? the teams are given tyres for testing during the three testing sessions at the start of each year. and they are also given all the computer info on the tyres. then they have free practice sessions.

sodesu. the only reason why there is a sole supplier is due to the fact that when Michelin took over the tyres there was nobody else interested. then when Michelin pulled out, Pirelli were the only supplier interested prepared to supply all teams. I don't know how current rules stand on tyres, but I don't think that there is any hard and fast rule that prohibits another supplier joining. but Pirelli themselves state that they must havecontracts with all teams. so maybe we will see a competitor??


July 01, 2013 9:39 PM

alain permaine of lotus insists that his team has experienced no tyre delaminations because despite lotus struggle to heat the tyres over one lap, they still adhere to 'all' pirelli recomendations re pressure and camber.


July 02, 2013 3:32 AM

it isnt the kerbs, 1000's of racing cars have been over them, and its only Pielli's this year that have a delamination problem. The problem lies with lotus, force india and ferrari who opposed a change in the tyre contsruction earlier this season which might of solved it. These stupid decisions were taken as these teams felt an advantage they had using steel belt tyre technology would of eroded. But, you then have to utterly blame Bernie and Todt for allowing this lamentable debacle as the buck stops on their table and they just watched it all unfold this season.


July 02, 2013 3:42 AM

They did their homework and got it right. The others opted for a more extreme approach and got it wrong. In fairness to these teams I am sure they didn't think a Silverstone would happen. Now is the time to move forward. The teams must also be honest with themselves. Red Bull and I am sure others were told to inflate tires to the proper recommendations of Pirelli. Red Bull said over the radio they had added 2 psi. Thats a tremendous amount for an F1 car.


July 02, 2013 8:55 AM

it is all because of the greedy bernie. They wanted more fun at cheap price. We should be happy that only 1 tire exploded per car. If more than 1 tires explodes in succession, the car would be a mess. I wish Bernie was there instead of Kimi behind the toro rosso

Bridgestone had no such issues during its time in the sport.


July 02, 2013 9:51 AM

Pirelli have to take the blame for the problems caused.
Teams will ultimately push the boundaries of all products, but with tyre failures happening to more than one team shows a fundamental problem with the tyre makeup.
More testing is required, and this will come.
Germany this weekend will have less problems as there are fewer fast corners, and big g loads.

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