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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an4rew

July 01, 2013 7:18 PM

I don't think its as dangerous as its being made out to be, usualy if you blow a tyre on a roadcar it could be very bad.

None of the drivers had much trouble controlling the car after the blowout, the debri was dangerous though.

richard

July 01, 2013 7:35 PM

Andrew. for goodness sake! did you not see kimi and others being hit by tyre debris? imagine getting a face full of that at 300kph!!!!
and that is just the the following drivers! thankfully, due to safety drives over the years, there are large run offs on corners, but imagine going through eau rouge and a tyre blowing? and remember schumi jnrs blow out at indy?

hopefully when you are on the m1 and your tyre blows out, you will be able to fully control your car at 110kph.

Taz

July 01, 2013 8:11 PM
Last Edited 475 days ago

@an4rew

What a stupid comment.

A kid threw a tangerine out of a car and it hit me straight in the crash helmet at 50ish and almost threw me of my GSXR, a chunk of rear F1 car tyre at 170+ doesn't bare thinking about, it wouldn't be pretty.

A tiny bit of foam was enough to punch a hole in the leading edge of the Columbia wing at take off, that didn't end well.

35edme

July 01, 2013 8:34 PM

Ross is looking smarter and ballsier every minute, he did say it was his decision and that he was doing it in the interest of all the teams. A vote for the best team principal anyone.

Amigo

July 01, 2013 8:55 PM

If Pirelli can not fix problem by next 3 or 4 races and then FIA should let Pirelli go.
I believe Bridgestone or Michelin can come back as Tyre supplier if FIA open negotiate with Michelin or Bridgestone.
I don't want to watch like this next year. Bloody Tyre failure is annoying me and worry for drivers safety.

Taipan

July 01, 2013 10:25 PM

Mark, I'd think Pirelli going back to a previous spec tyre is exactly what will end up having to happen.

Andrew, think about about a piece of steel or kevlar hitting a visor at 180mph, it would mean no more driver. And the fact that there was no serious accidents due to the tyres was pure good fortune and some good driver skill.

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