F1 » Pirelli to be allowed restriction-free tests?


The FIA is to relax the restrictions on in-season testing in a bid to help Pirelli produce safer tyres following the drama of the British Grand Prix.

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walrus909

July 01, 2013 2:22 PM

Bring back Bridgestone (and a realistic compound). This failed experiment could have killed several drivers. Not to mention the "would have-could have" points scoring, give me strait poker, never a joker

107SS2009

July 01, 2013 4:18 PM

I don't believe that Mercedes can be excluded from any other testing apart from the specific penalty imposed on them.
The FIA has been pushed into a corner by MR F1 interference in his manipulating the sports.
Pirelli is supplying tyres by MR F1 chose. It is with him they have a contract.
A tyre supplier is supposed to have won a tender issued by the FIA which never happened because MR F1 done a contract with them, something which shouldn't have happened.
The control tyre Pirelli is supplying is dictated by MR F1 and not by the FIA.
Pirelli is trying to get all teams to sign a contract for next year and the teams being given a shove to sign is because it is the teams that pay for the tyres and not MR F1 regardless of the contract he have with Pirelli.

Texas Roadhouse

July 01, 2013 4:55 PM

Agree with Commodore.

As for Mercedes, the ruling was to ban them from the Young Driver test. If this was re-arranged as a full-on tyre test, then legally I doubt they could be excluded (and as one of the teams to suffer yesterday, they SHOULD be at each and every tyre test).

kiwibob

July 01, 2013 6:17 PM

Why can people who keep saying bring back bridgestone not read Bridgestone have said they do not want to supply tyres to F1 .
I think merc should be excluded for the first test if its renamed tyre test or whatever but it is good to see common sense coming to the fore . You need current cars to test current tyres and with current drivers as well who can put the best possible pain on tyres end of

Texas Roadhouse

July 01, 2013 6:32 PM

Ecclestone's comment was that they should be allowed to used a 2013 car.

Wrong.

These tests should be a full-blown affair for all teams to participate if they choose to.

Cost considerations are academic when compared to a life lost.

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