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(Planet F1)   How bad are the Pirelli tires in F1 this year? Well, GP2 cars are running about 3 seconds a lap quicker. That's like a Miata beating a Veyron in a drag race   (planetf1.com) divider line 10
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2013-05-13 09:02:48 AM
2 votes:
One tire manufacturer/one basic car/one engine provider are things that are wrong with modern motorsports.
2013-05-13 07:58:41 PM
1 votes:
No surprise there. You can literally *hear* how bad Italian tires are when you're driving. Dago wop wop wop.
2013-05-13 06:58:49 PM
1 votes:
You're not allowed to biatch about 'crappy F1tires' unless you drove halfway across the country only to see all but six cars pull into the pits after the formation lap.

/harumph
2013-05-13 02:38:29 PM
1 votes:

PowerSlacker: WhyteRaven74: Also Pirelli has doubled down on the derp becuase of course the only alternative to teams making lots of stops and holding back on their cars lap after lap is processions http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/formula-1-pirelli-can-bring-back-p r ocessions-165556987.html

Pirelli is acting to the instructions Bernie gave them.

Also, they are right.  With tires to support a one or two stop race, who beats Vettel?


Given the same car. Hamilton, Alonso, and Kimi for starters.
2013-05-13 12:32:51 PM
1 votes:
Pirelli are doing exactly what the F1 management want them to.

All the tyres are up to spec. The exessive wear is down to a combination of poor design specs, poor car design and poor driving.

Don't blame Perelli, blame Bernie and co
2013-05-13 12:21:44 PM
1 votes:
If they weren't driving to a specific tire wear they'd be driving to a fuel consumption number.

Has there ever been a point in F1 where drivers were running a race like it was 55 qualifying laps?
2013-05-13 11:58:09 AM
1 votes:
For anyone complaining about parade races, seriously, watch some indycar this year. It's been great.
2013-05-13 11:20:42 AM
1 votes:
There are numerous rules and regulations built into the sport already that have no purpose other than to A) increase parity between racing teams in order to drive competitive balance; and B) reduce the speed of the cars on the track to keep people from dying.  So the tires alone aren't the only thing keeping drivers from "going as fast as they can".

But bad tires are bad tires, and quite frankly when pit-stop order is the most exciting part of the race it's a bad race.
2013-05-13 11:02:32 AM
1 votes:
Oh, and THANKS ADMINS for not greenlighting one of the two race threads yesterday.  You know we show up for every race - why can't a race thread be greenlit late Saturday night so we know it's up in time for the lights to go out?
2013-05-13 10:45:23 AM
1 votes:
Do the tires interfere with the radio transmissions that are used to set the finishing order?
 
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