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@ Pete - Pirelli is giving F1 exactly what they asked for. In fact, they cannot stray from what F1 wants. Did anyone ask Pirelli to design tyres that make F1 cars look painfully slow? Every time we went to an onboard camera on Sunday, the footage was pathetic. Drivers lifting massively in corners that an F1 car should be able to take easily flat out. Drivers braking 50 metres too early, coasting into corners and waiting forever before getting back on the throttle. Drivers not bothering to defend when they are attacked because put up a fight and the tread will come flying off the wheel a lap later. Pirelli were asked to produce tyres that degrade, forcing 2-3 stop strategies. They haven't. They have produced tyres that are inconsistent, unpredictable and cannot be RACED only managed. They are also downright dangerous. When/if the tread comes flying completely off the tyre in Monaco without warning and sticks a driver in the wall, maybe just maybe FIA / Pirelli will wake up to



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