F1 » Williams ‘problem’ was pace, not tactics – Smedley


Williams did not make a mistake in fitting the medium Pirellis to both its cars midway through the Hungarian GP, insists the team's Rob Smedley.

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EdOz

July 28, 2014 5:06 PM
Last Edited 53 days ago

runnah: Perhaps, although we have seen them make tactical blunders before.


My thoughts exactly... it's like Massa. If he crashes now, it's always gonna be his fault on most ppl's eyes. Williams after all the bad strategy calls this season finds itself in a similar situation.

honestjohn

July 31, 2014 3:47 PM
Last Edited 51 days ago

Rob Smedley... "Not the wrong strategy".... Come on mate it was the wrong call(s) firstly you did not need to use the other tyre. At Hungary the softer tyre is always quicker and by race day with all the GP2 and GP3 and Porsche rubber down it tends to survive as well. What happens on Friday in "green" practice at Hungary is not usually what the tyres show come race day. ( rain or no rain). Given it was a wet race. There was no need to run the harder slower tyre. No need to try to make the strategy go "Long" as by doing so you made both cars so slow they could not benefit from jumping traffic. Basically kids making strategy calls without the depth of years needed to do so. And as for Pat Simmons telling Sky Tv he always ran the quicker tyre always and then allow the team to do the opposite begs his Technical Director role big time !
Williams F1 a team with a great new Female leader and a Father who know more about F1 than most of the paddock put together are being let down a

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