F1 » David Tremayne: Tyres overshadow Mercedes pace

Three time Guild of Motoring Writers Journalist of the Year Award winner David Tremayne casts his eye back over a dramatic Silverstone race…

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July 02, 2013 4:24 PM

“Tyres overshadow Mercedes pace” yes, probably the most over shadowed, which simply means the WO4, is the worst present (2013) tyre user of all the cars on the grid.
David Tremayne is indirectly blaming the tyres for the WO4 appetite for its tyres and this is as I expect from him/ his writings. I am saying this on the strength of having owned (bought) and so read all or most of his books and also still follow/read his writings.
On the other hand I blame the car design and not the tyres as all teams had the exact amount of the new for 2013 tyre specifications and scale samples to incorporate into their design.
Now these latest tyre blowouts should not be taken advantage of to grind an axe of patriotism or biasness, I am talking about the original subject of tyre degradation.


July 02, 2013 5:08 PM

Yip, the tyre problem really did overshadow their pace. Such a shame too, its only really been the last couple of outings that Mercedes have been able to run at the front all through the race, passing Ferrari and Lotus in the process, so to have a tyre blow is a real misfortune.

Of course, they benefitted nothing from the extra 1000km's of testing nobody else was invited to. Coincidence, much. They just found speed out of thin air.

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