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Hembery: Tyre change not prompted by any one team

Explaining that the effect on the cars' aerodynamic package had been a factor when considering what change to make, Hembery said that it was useful to be able to allow the teams to use some of the data they collected last season.

F1 ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone is the latest addition to a growing line of detractors for this year's tyre, claiming that Pirelli had gone beyond the remit of making the sport more exciting, which it was given after the Canadian Grand Prix a couple of years ago.

“The tyres are wrong, not what we intended when we asked Pirelli to produce something which did a half race,” Ecclestone told Britain's Daily Express newspaper, “Pirelli know it and they're doing something about it. We'll go back to last season's type of tyres, which gave us some close racing.”



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nealio

May 16, 2013 5:57 PM

The root problem with the tires is two-fold. First, the FIA with the support of the teams will not correct their over-reliance on aero as the sole performance differentiator. They mandate sub-optimized tires to create a false sense of competition by creating unpredictable results. Second: The FIA with the support of the teams do not allow adequate testing for the development of safe and reliable tires. And then they scapegoat Pirelli to misdirect the blame from themselves.



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