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Ferrari joins Lotus in hitting out at Pirelli's decision to alter its tyres ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix

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cris - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 11:36 AM

@whitew, is there change your real name is Christian Horner? or Maybe Sebastian Vettel?....

Ferrari is pathetic? come on.... read the article, even Lotus agrees.... the pathetic thing is changing a tire that is available to everyone to develop their car to cope with those compounds, that is why there is a pre season test, So if your car is not responding to the tires then you did not do your homework. Those tires are not made for Ferrari or Lotus, THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE and EVERYONE HAS THE SAME TIRES, and its also not the first that a four stop strategy was used, so why is it a big deal today? maybe because the finger boy did not win?

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

May 17, 2013 11:39 AM

They should not have changed the tyres - I agree with cris above in that everyone had them available, so if you can't get them to work it's down to you - don't punish the teams who got it right.

Who are the people that find the races hard to follow anyway? The commentators do a great job keeping you informed (I watch on SKY) - and the extra pit-stops make extra overtakes and drama IMO.

sodesu - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 11:53 AM

They do have a point though. Turkey makes it pretty clear aswell - there were just as many pit stops then, but the Bulls had no complaints then as they were the ones who emerged as winners. Must be hard for them to cope with not dominating anymore - hey, gotta find someone or something to blame! Everybody knows their lead designer and star driver can do no wrong...

Leave the rules as is - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 11:54 AM

Difference between a tire management borefest and a race:
- In the tire management borefest the winner is the driver who has the best looking tires after driving for X amount of laps with a speed 0+km/h
- In the race the winner is the guy that takes first the chequered flag after an X amount of laps. No. of pitstops, liters of gas in tank, wear of brake pads etc are irrelevnt as long as everyone races under the same rules.

Why is it so hard to grasp the difference for some?

Vasilis - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 12:13 PM

Just imagine what the comments would be if the Pirelli were changing the tires in favor of their fellow Italians at Ferrari. Titles like "The Italian Job" would be everywhere. Its unfair for Lotus and Ferrari to be penalized for doing a good job with what they had.

Wade - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 12:22 PM

I mean, wasn't that the whole point of giving the teams a set of this year's tyres at the end of last year to test with, and then test at the beginning of the year? And at every race this year? Plus isn't the Circuit de Catalunya always hard on tyres?

Maybe Newey ran out of ideas.


May 17, 2013 12:35 PM

I remember when Ferrari had special tyres developed for themselves to the detriment of other teams. have they forgotten that fact?

cris. "even lotus"??? so does that validate anything? what about the 9 other teams? do they not have a say in the matter?
Pirelli themselves admitted that they had got it wrong, and outside the fia requirements. the fia wanted 2-3 stops in a race.


May 17, 2013 12:48 PM

re: “Ferrari: Some people have poor memories”

yeah they do.

re: “These are difficult times for people with poor memories”

yeah they are.

re: “maybe the brain cells that control memory only operate selectively”


suzuki's grandprix on effort on bike side comes to mind.

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