F1 » Pirelli: A lot of the criticism unjustified

Paul Hembery: People have wanted to use our name and sully our name for their own personal gain and that's unacceptable

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July 22, 2013 6:59 PM

Simple Mr Hembery, suggest to Bernie to go back to the compounds pre 2011 so that proper f1 fans like myself can watch real racing where the very fastest drivers can max the cars instead of driving at 80% trying to preserve tires.

Canada 2010 now has a lot to answer for.


July 23, 2013 5:30 AM

Yes mrfill, pre 2011 would have been Bridgestones but I deliberately did not mention the said tires name as I did not want my comment to come across as Bridgestone v Pirelli as Pirelli are capable of building tires to a spec that could see them last longer in a race. As I hinted at in my first post the race in Canada 2010 which were on Bridgestones saw higher than normal tire degradation and the result was one of the best races that year. So the FIA decided this is the type of racing they want to see on a regular basis and when Pirelli got the contract in 2011 they were asked by the FIA to make quicker wearing tires to spice up the races and bringing more off the cuff strategy calls from the teams basically trying to simulate the 2010 Canada race which just evolved where as since 2011 the FIA and the tire manufacture are trying to stage how a race should be instead of letting it run naturally.
For me since 2011 the tires have had a detrimental effect on the quicker and more aggressiv


July 23, 2013 8:57 AM

"a detrimental effect on the quicker and more aggressive drivers"

Ahhh, I understand your angst now. A certain GQ bothering driver who's hard on his tyres by any chance? :-p

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