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Old 19 Apr 2018, 17:09 (Ref:3816532)   #2756
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Originally Posted by loon View Post
ban pit stops and bring 2 or 3 more tyres companies, that would mix things up
There are far more arguments against that than for it, especially for cost reasons. And that was the major factor that brought about the FIA's regulation restricting it to only one supplier.

You would get back to the situation where some teams are being paid to use a company's rubber, whilst other teams are having to pay the supplier. Just like before, it would lead to a tyre war which just ends in escalating costs.

Furthermore, at least one of the companies that could produce tyres for F1 has made it a clear condition for a possible return to F1 that they would only do so as the single supplier. For the reasons stated above, I would imagine that all the producers would also stipulate the same condition.

And think about it logically. If all the teams were forced to buy their tyres from a list of producers, then what is to stop them walking away from a contract with company A when it is obvious to all that the tyres from companies B, C and/or D are far superior, and all other teams followed suit.
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