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Old 22 Feb 2013, 21:28 (Ref:3209298)   #1
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Pirelli-The Tyre Story..

I am getting a little bored with the tyre stories..

They are round and black. Pirelli could you please choose how you arrive at your compounds and *please* let us get on with it..

I can not remember another time in the sport when a tyre manufacturer has had so much influence..

Let us not use this as an excuse for a good bashing session..
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Old 22 Feb 2013, 22:26 (Ref:3209335)   #2
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I am pleased you posted this , I feel exactly the same way . Trying not to do any bashing but Pirelli please pick a compound and stick to it . Why do we need a different tyre every season ? I hope the drivers comments lately about this seasons new tyres are just because of the cold temps , I dont want to see even more pitstops this year .
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Old 22 Feb 2013, 22:42 (Ref:3209352)   #3
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All I am asking for is some consistency..

The technology is brilliant. the fact that Pirelli can deliver many variations is really extremely clever, and I am being somewhat disingenuous when I say they are black and round, that was not too intelligent on my behalf..

For constructors to have to guess about what the next season will bring is somewhat ?..I am beginning to feel like we are being manipulated, I dont care for that feeling.

The money is not there for this game..
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In these limited testing times , how much track time is wasted just trying to figure out the tyres ?
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In defence of Pirelli they produce new tyres every year to keep the teams on their toes. If they produced the same tyre every season the races could become too predictable, think back to the Bridgestone years.

At least with Pirelli the tyres present a challange to both the drivers and the teams.

Next year with new engines then we will have a whole new challange.
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Are they actually testing the race compounds that will be used? I like the guessing game of early last season. It got boring near the end where there was only one stop and tires didn't fade all that much.
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Are they actually testing the race compounds that will be used? I like the guessing game of early last season. It got boring near the end where there was only one stop and tires didn't fade all that much.
But we need and love racing..
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I don't want to watch if that happens on the pit wall...
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In defence of Pirelli they produce new tyres every year to keep the teams on their toes. If they produced the same tyre every season the races could become too predictable, think back to the Bridgestone years.

At least with Pirelli the tyres present a challange to both the drivers and the teams.

Next year with new engines then we will have a whole new challange.
I do quite like that challenge, not quite as pure as full freedom of reg. However if we can't have that (and I understand the reasons why), then this provides a challenge. Same for everyone and not tailored to suit one team, intentionally.

I too am bored of tyre stories. This is how it is, where is the story for those that get it? Two compounds each race and the team needs to get the best out of it. Bring on Melbourne...
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Was it the BBC website today where i read JEV referred to the tyres as "cauliflowers" .
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It would be foolish to think that we can return to an era when racing was more pure, I would just sound like an old timer which I am..

But for heavens sake,you know what I mean don't you...

Am I just being delusional ...
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I like racing too, but I enjoy seeing what driver can save their tires vs who can't. They all get the same tires. I remember when Ferrari/MS had exclusive Bridgestone support where no one else had that. That was unfair.
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I like racing too, but I enjoy seeing what driver can save their tires vs who can't. They all get the same tires. I remember when Ferrari/MS had exclusive Bridgestone support where no one else had that. That was unfair.
That was unfair and cheating really I agree...
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Yes and the races were very exciting so much so that I could not stay awake for them.
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Yes and the races were very exciting so much so that I could not stay awake for them.
That was like watching a certain fellow win every tennis match..
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