F1 » Boullier hits out at Pirelli move


Lotus boss Eric Boullier hits out at Pirelli's decision to alter its F1 tyres after five races of the 2013 season


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wlbjork - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 3:18 PM

I think the teams need earlier access to the full-up tyre. Either that or a "reference" chassis that all teams know all the data about should be developed for testing, rather than using a 2-3 generations old F1 racer.

I seem to remember about a month ago one team (Merc?) saying they now know that they failed to predict how the 2/3rds scale tyre delivered for wind tunnel testing would scale up. As a result, their model for how the tyre would deform was wrong, and their aerodynamics are less effective.

Pirelli can claim safety grounds for modifying the tyre construction - 3 delaminations in 5 races isn't what I would consider safe.

Other changes should be minimised though.

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