Motorsports » Pirelli delays race debut of ‘Montreal’ tyre


Pirelli has revealed that its revised F1 tyre will not make its race debut at the Canadian Grand Prix as originally planned.

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Buck - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 3:10 PM



So disappointed Pirelli are not going to toughen up these crap tires for the Montreal GP!

Can't believe all the whining from the teams that want to run these joke tires instead of a tire that they can actually push.

Always expect a fantastic race in Canada, but sadly I fear the Montreal GP will turn in another BORING PARADE!!!!!

Ive been watching F1 for many decades... but really starting to lose my interest as the recent races Totally Suck! Slug V6's next year/crap tires/pay drivers, looks pretty bleak.
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atxsxsw - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 4:10 PM

Seems like only one real explanation. If Mercedes did well with the new rubber at Montreal, this controversy would have exploded. So, now they can say all the teams got a chance to "test" the revised rubber. Of course, it's not equal to having three days and a 1000km, but it's the best they can manage at damage control.

bozgp - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 4:42 PM

I was under the impression that the Merc test was done in hopes of making the tires safer for Canada. I was also under the impression that the data was for Pirelli's eyes only. Now it seems that I was wrong on both accounts.

I think most agreed that an improvement in tires was necessary. After this fiasco, the improvements are going to be under scrutiny and it will be a half hearted effort due to Pirelli having to tip toe around politics the rest of the way. All their own doing btw, I am not defending them by any means.

Thx for ruining the season Merc and Pirelli.

107SS2009

May 29, 2013 5:30 PM

Pirelli tried but couldn't get unanimous support/agreement from all teams to use the new tyres in the race in Canada. After that development it must have clicked on some big head that it would be better to avoid the race being run under protest.

TireGate - Unregistered

May 29, 2013 5:49 PM

Why would the teams want to waste 90 minutes of data-gathering for the coming race, just to run these tires that they won't even use in the race? You always hear the teams complain about wasted time during free practice. If Pirelli is to offer the new tires to all teams, then they and FIA need to also offer a separate 90 minutes session to atleast get a feeling of the tires, not include them in the regular practice sessions.

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