F1 » Teams told how to use Pirellis


Pirelli has used the FIA to instruct teams how to run their tyres at the Nurburging this weekend.

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107SS2009

July 05, 2013 8:37 PM

Ghog, yes still facing the same way but the direction of the build-in play steer will then be wanting to steer in the opposite way/direction than that it was designed with, because of that more toe-in will have to be used and so the tyres will be slipping more on the straight, slip will create heat apart from wear.

marbles

July 05, 2013 10:01 PM

Reversing tires is common practice to get more wear from worn tires.
however the belt will be going the wrong way when reversed and failure will be more likely with a compromised tire.

BUGOY

July 06, 2013 12:59 AM

in tv i see markings on the tire like KR RF. which in my mind its kimi raikkonen right front. if teams choose to ignore those then some of the teams are truly in the wrong there.

richard

July 06, 2013 7:41 AM

bugoy. those markings that you see (or those on tyre warmers) are put there by the teams, not by Pirelli. the only Pirelli marking I a barcode label with l or r on it. the teams (with Pirellis consent) had been changing sides. that is, they were putting r labelled wheels on the left and vice versa. as said, the chalked marks and tyre warmers are purely team markings.

107SS2009

July 06, 2013 12:11 PM

It is impossible for Pirelli (the tyre supplier) to have given the teams consent to use a left (mounted on rim tyre) on the right side) and ditto for a right tyre.
I don't and will never believe that a manufacturer issuing a specification for any item manufactured by him will ever consent for the said item to be used outside said specification unless the specifications has been changed.

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