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Crash.net poll: Is Pirelli right to make changes?

With tyres, rather than the racing, being the conversation of choice in F1 circles at present, Pirelli has said that it will alter its tyres for Canada and beyond. But is that the right decision?
The Spanish Grand Prix appears to have been the final straw when it comes to the discussion over whether the current breed tyres is spoliling to F1 show rather than adding to it.

Asked, after its first year back in F1, to produce a range of rubber that not only added to the spectacle on track, but also increased the range of strategic options, Pirelli has stuck to its task diligently. However, with Fernando Alonso winning the Spanish Grand Prix despite make four tyre changes, and adding to a litany of complaints over the opening four rounds, changes will now be made for the forthcoming Canadian Grand Prix - ironically, the anniversary of the race that prompted to move towards more aggressive tyres in the first place.

"Our aim is to provide the teams with a new range which mixes the stability of the 2012 tyres and the performance of the current ones," motorsport director Paul Hembery has confirmed, adding that two to three stops is the aim for the rest of the year, along with the goal of eliminating the delaminations that have become prevelant in recent races.

But, amid fears that the move to tyres that more closely resemble those of 2012 will favour the likes of Red Bull, is change necessarily a good thing?

This is your chance to have a say. Simply CLICK HERE to cast your vote - and don't forget to explain your choice in the comments section below....



Tagged as: poll , Canada , Pirelli , tyres , Paul Hembery

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Rondick - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 10:23 AM

Absolutely not. This is moving the goal post galore. I am not blaming Pirelli or the teams, I blame the management trying to make this so call SPORT to a SHOW. You want that than go NASCAR way where the sport is so dangerous it makes that a SHOW. Here we have namby pamby F1 "HEROS" cocooned into a safety fireproof nuke proof cell with a direct line to cry at the team or the race control if someone dared to cut them up... while "racing" by conserving tyres, fuels, brakes and whatever next. GIVE THEM A V10, the best tyres and an undersized fuel tank and let them decide how to use the stuff up. We are having 60-80 year olds here deciding what is RACING???



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