F1 » Lotus: Pirelli choices ‘make no sense’

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Lotus is not designed to be easy on its tires, it's just slower by a few tenths and lacks the down-force to stress them, which makes the tires last longer. Lotus was howling at the moon about all teams being provided the same tires, to quit whining - which suited them as long as the tires favored them. Well, now the shoe is on the other foot, and guess whose wimping now. As other teams have stepped up their performance on the tires issued, the Lotus advantage of one less stop per race has evaporated. The use of Medium and Hard (roughly equal to last seasons Soft and Medium) on top of Red Bull, Merc. and Ferrari progress will expose Lotus pace for what it was - smoke and mirrors and Kimi skill hiding a slow-ish car - not superior chassis design to suit the tires at all.

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