F1 » Pirelli in 'bizarre' situation, says Hembery

Pirelli planning for next season despite uncertainty

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August 07, 2013 2:32 PM

Might this situation be due to Pirelli's willingness to go along with the situation? With Todt rumored to be backing Michelin's return perhaps Pirelli don't feel they have the leverage to dictate a solution to their contract problems with the FIA. They seem to be counting on time running out for any other manufacturer to be able to produce tires for next season. The best strategy? Time will tell.


August 08, 2013 3:59 AM
Last Edited 237 days ago

As bad as the tire situation, it's no where near as bad as the race pace of the cars next year.

Sure, the cars will probably be faster in qualifying trim (no boost limit), but just only, because they will be carrying 40kg more at min fuel.

But their race pace will be absolute ba11s.

Here is a bright idea, allow competition (which invites actual efficiency, not fat cat dictators) more than one tire make, and for god sake let teams choose what kind of motor they want, just restrict fuel consumption. **** sake!

Forcing people to run the same crud is not competition, its bull ****, and it's not pretty smelling.


August 10, 2013 1:16 PM

RGB, assuming you were talking about turbo boost, be advised that turbo boost is not regulated by the rules, for 2014 F1 engine makers can use whatever boost they wish, BUT technically speaking both boost and power outputs has been FINELY limited to a planed set number by the rules, although it might be a bit complicated to the less technically minded I can explain how and why.
A bright idea it might be restricting fuel consumption, but that will render the chose of engine configuration meaningless, again I can explain the technicality of it all.
Any car can be made to be faster for qualifying, but remember that than that is the way it will have to be raced, also remember that in fp1/2 and 3 teams can try whatever they like.

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