F1 » Pirelli responds to Alonso criticism

Paul Hembery hits back at criticism of Pirelli's tyres from Fernando Alonso

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October 05, 2013 5:55 PM

I agree with Alonos,racing means racing the other guys,not trying to see if your tires will out last his.There should be more than one tyre supplier in F1,this would be better for the sport,this is why there are other make other than Ferrari providing engines.


October 05, 2013 7:05 PM

Pirelli supplies tyres to F1 for a profit, they got into F1 through a side door, from the moment they stepped in through that door they were always going to be obliged to that doorman, they said it themselves that what they have been and are producing is exactly what that doorman that let them in wants, up to 2012 production of their crap tyre as ordered by that doorman every team were on the same equal playing field, at the end of 2012, they gave teams their 2013 tyre specifications plus a scale model for car development use in the wind tunnel and also a sample to test at the last race of the season, when the 2013 season got underway and some teams realised they got their calculations wrong they started abusing the already on the limit tyres. To be continued.


October 05, 2013 7:27 PM

Continued, the already on the limit tyres as produced up to that time, the tyres fragilities were therefore multiplied by a 100 times, that's when the screaming of those that did their calculation wrong on the first place changed to cries of UNSAFE, by this time the season was nearing its halfway point whereupon we had a change in goal posts on the playing field. The teams that designed their cars as best they could to the original tyres specifications and got their sums right suddenly found themselves in the same situation of those that didn't got their sums right, this situation is the result of totally and blatant manipulation of the sports by that doorman that let Pirelli in F1. Regardless of what Pirelli says, Alonso is correct in what he said, and no it is not the same for everybody, it only was the same for everybody when the season started not now that the goal posts have been moved.


October 05, 2013 8:20 PM

sunny, yes there were shouts about the tyres being unsafe, and that I because they were! ok, some of the teams...Ferrari, merc and macca, were reversing tyres as Pirelli had actually said his was ok. but the tyres were delaminating, and not only on those who had reversed. so the tyres HAD to be altered as Pirelli had made a process boo boo. but then when Pirelli and merc conspired to test tyres for 2013 and 2014, then something had to be done to neate the advantage gained. this meant reverting to 2012 construction. of course, some blame rbr, but they were in fact leading wdc and wcc on the new tyres, so were hardly at a disadvantage. it is just that despite all the 2012 tyre data, Ferrari have been unable to adapt as successfully as others.


October 05, 2013 8:26 PM

sunny...i truly understand what your saying...but having 6kg balls as ferrari have should have weighed more Earlier. not later when they produced tears. red bull is running rough shot over the whole series ..no one steeping up too de ball them.. matter of fact el diablo backed recent maps...


October 05, 2013 9:14 PM

Richard, the shouts started as the tyre being crap, it got to screaming levels, the loudest shrills coming from RBR followed by those shrill from Mercedes, up to those frantic shrill there was no unsafe claims, and up to that point all cars were designed to the tyre specifications as supplied by Pirelli, the tyres safety limits started being overstepped by some of the teams experimentations in their quest to get heat into them because their car design was lacking in that department, this led to the cries of the tyres being unsafe, at that point a change in goal posts was successfully enforced by those that got their calculations on their 2013 car design wrong.

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