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1Jez

July 21, 2013 3:53 PM

F1 » Silverstone Young Driver Test times – day two: 18 July


Hey Richard - tell me again how the tyres are... how did you put it... "considerably different"? The below is from the official F1 website - When asked to explain how the revised tyres differed from older-specification rubber, Hulkenberg said his initial impressions were that little had changed. “There’s not a huge difference to be honest," he said. "It’s difficult to filter everything out, but the car feels pretty much the same.” So your knowledge is superior to that of a current F1 driver as well, huh?

1Jez

July 19, 2013 4:27 PM

F1 » Silverstone Young Driver Test times – day two: 18 July


No, YOU are confusing the issue. Mercedes do not have grip problems, they have degradation/temperature problems. If they had grip problems, how could they perform so well so consistently in qualifying? You don't get pole position if you're lacking grip. Fine mate, whatever, you're right and I'm wrong. The compounds are different and despite the FIA statement to the contrary, Richard's internet based research and comprehensive understanding of cross ply and radial tyre construction proves otherwise. I'll be sure to clarify any future FIA statements with you to determine their technical accuracy.

1Jez

July 19, 2013 2:45 PM

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Taipan - I'm a Ricciardo fan, but I understand what you're saying. I don't think it's a question of talent, Raikonnen clearly has that is spades, but one of the best business case long term. I posted on another story a hypothesis that Raikonnen may not be there in two or three years' time, whereas Ricciardo likely would be. It may be smarter to contract Ricciardo long term than to get Raikonnen now and then have to look for another driver again in only a couple of years. It may not be the case, but it's a theory.

1Jez

July 19, 2013 1:14 PM

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"I don't want to go anywhere". That's a reasonable desire, because if he isn't driving for Williams, he wont be driving an F1 car. The combination of Williams and Maldonado winning a GP was pure fluke. I think, and hope, that Williams will win again. I'm certain that it wont be with Maldonado. Geez, Bottas has equalled Maldonado's best result this year and even managed to put the car on P3...

1Jez

July 19, 2013 1:00 PM

F1 » Silverstone Young Driver Test times – day two: 18 July


Stop trying to put words in my posts - I said the GRIP would be virtually the same and made no mention of degredation. My point is proven in the fact that Mercedes have been on the front row of the grid in every race this year except Australia and Malaysia. Hamilton had pole at both the British and German Grands Prix, indicating the grip provided by the differing construction methods was most likely not an issue. I understand what you're saying and agree with you in that the tyres will react and possibly degrade differently. What I'm saying, and what you can't seem to grasp, is that the peak grip on offer over one lap is unlikely to change very much if at all. This means that in the context of lap times, i.e. what started this discussion, my point still stands.

1Jez

July 19, 2013 12:08 PM

F1 » Silverstone Young Driver Test times – day two: 18 July


Argh... Richard - I never said they wouldn't feel different, I said the grip levels would be very similar. You were trying to tell me that the compounds were different for the test - it's in your post at the top of this very page - which is flat out wrong. Surely you're not saying that the difference between cross ply and radial tyres is comparable to the change in Pirelli F1 tyres from 2012 to 2013? There is a need to test them to confirm that they wont blow up all the time - that is what precipitated the change. The change in handling is incidental and is not the reason for the change in construction.

1Jez

July 19, 2013 9:29 AM

F1 » Silverstone Young Driver Test times – day two: 18 July


Richard - the FIA says the compounds are the same and it was reported here on crash.net in the story "FIA confirms Silverstone test rules" on 10 July 2013. The FIA statement read - “Only the 2012 construction will be used for the test but with the hard, medium and soft 2013 compounds." I didn't say they weren't different, I said the grip would be comparable as the 2013 compounds are being used. The compound largely dictates the level of grip, that's why there is a hard, medium, soft and supersoft compound on one type of construction. Pirelli are testing these tyres because they're using the 2012 construction to try and stop them blowing up as they did at the British GP.


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