F1 » Newey slams ‘short-sighted’ rivals as RBR calls for 2012 tyres

Adrian Newey has blamed the 'short-sighted' interests of other F1 teams for exacerbating the problems faced by Pirelli after the British Grand Prix.

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July 02, 2013 9:14 PM

The assumption everyone seems to be making is that the 2psi pressure increase was to bring the tires up to the specified pressure. However, I personally haven't seen anything that indicates the teams were running the tires at lower than recommended pressures (notwithstanding that many teams do seem to run the tires outside recommended parameters.) If the tires were under-pressure, I would suspect that we would have heard something from Pirelli by now. My assumption is that the increase was a preventive measure to help increase the lateral stability of the tire in case the failures were being caused by something internal to the carcass moving too much.

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