F1 » Mallya: Tyres behind di Resta issues


Force India boss Vijay Mallya says that the new Pirelli tyres are the reason behind Paul di Resta's recent issues

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pcxmac

August 08, 2013 11:44 PM
Last Edited 497 days ago

maybe if the teams were not forced on to tires which do not suite every car, things might be different...

But it's fair for everyone to be on the same tires ....

It's fair to be told what to do ...

Do what you are told ...

"Obey", "Consume" ... (They Live)

mrfill

August 09, 2013 1:32 AM

Slight problem there. As the article states, the issues relate to di Resta only, not Sutil.

"That problem is specific to Paul. It's not a car problem because the same thing would have happened to Adrian as well," he said. "It's a problem we need to fix for Paul, and we know we can because Adrian was comfortable with the tyres."

Buzz45

August 09, 2013 10:09 AM

Isn't about time that the tyres were made in such a way that the drivers can actually race on them? There was never this problem years back when all the drivers seemed to be able to drive flat out throughout a race without having to "understand" the tyres. I for one, am getting very tired of tyres!! If it's not tyres next year, will it be fuel consumption that prevents real racing?

Zedd

August 09, 2013 10:24 AM

However the tyres are at the start of the year, they should keep them throughout regardless as it has completely bollocked up a few teams efforts (Force India, Ferrari, maybe Lotus)

mrfill

August 09, 2013 10:40 AM

@Buzz
Pirelli are making tyres to the FIA spec. If they wanted to they could probably make a tyre that would last the whole season but that is not what the FIA want and they are the ones with the cheque book. Fuel consumption is already controlled although largely by the teams themselves who short fuel the cars hoping they can make it to the finish.

@Zedd
Did you miss Silverstone or are you advocating all races should be like that?

mrfill

August 09, 2013 10:49 AM

... meanwhile, I read elsewhere that di Resta blames the team!! "Paul di Resta believes his Force India team has "let things slip" in the last few races and needs to raise its game after the summer break."
So we have team blaming driver and now driver blaming team. Meanwhile, back at Pilkington Towers, Sutil chooses to speak only on his ex-BFF.
Force India doesnt look a happy place to be right now.

Buzz45

August 10, 2013 8:53 AM

mrfill
I know all that, but even if the tyres are levelled out for next year, because the amount of fuel that is carried it could still be down to fuel conservation. As you say, the cars are under fuelled in the anticipation of safety cars or wet weather etc.. If there are no incidents in a race, could they still race flat out? I don't think so because again. as you say, they are under fuelled. Therefore they will not be able to race flat out if they have to conserve fuel. Also, there will still be the tyres falling off the cliff effect. I would like to see Grands Prix where racers can actually race with no restrictions.

pcxmac

August 10, 2013 8:18 PM
Last Edited 496 days ago

"Pirelli are making tyres to the FIA spec. If they wanted to they could probably make a tyre that would last the whole season but that is not what the FIA want and they are the ones with the cheque book. Fuel consumption is already controlled although largely by the teams themselves who short fuel the cars hoping they can make it to the finish. "

Anyone know where they published this spec ??? LOLZ.

The spec is from Pirelli, You think The FIA is in the drawing room with Pirelli when they design and test/engineer the tires? LMAO.

Stop repeating what you are told. The FIA want weak sauce tires to help promote tv ratings so Vettel and the likes do not leave Ferrari looking sorry. Sorry for being the messenger of the obvious.

This is the way motorsports is going, SLOWER !

Now they will be tightly rationing fuel and tires, lmao, let politicians take away the invisible hand and this is what you get, but not as sad as the people who repeat what they are told.

richard

August 10, 2013 9:26 PM

pcxmerc. you seem to be arguing with yourself. everybody knows, and Pirelli have confirmed it, that fia dictate that they want the tyres to last no more than a set number of laps. and I remember you moaning about these tyres in relation to lulus poor performance

mr fill is 100% correct.

and then you go on to say that the tyres are being altered to ensure that vettel does not run away from Ferrari. but Ferrari were one of the ones coping with the tyres and NOT wanting change, yet vettel was already trouncing them....

have you been at the moonshine again??

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