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Author Topic: Tyres or kerbs??  (Read 5887 times)

Offline Monty

Re: Tyres or kerbs??
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2013, 01:21:07 PM »
It was all the fault of the teams - evidentally three teams all fiited the tyres wrongly, under-pressurised them and set too aggressive camber angles. However, as the same teams have not had a history of tyre failures they obviously only made these mistakes at this one track.
Or Pirelli made these tyres of even softer chocolate than usual and used caramel bands instead of toffee (sorry about the food comparisons but it is lunchtime!).

Offline Alonsofan

Re: Tyres or kerbs??
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2013, 08:55:19 PM »
The more that comes out about this whole tyre fiasco the more I am leaning toward blaming the teams. It is not a coincidence that FIF1 and Lotus had no problems but other teams did. Ferrari were desperate to recover a poor qualifying so probably pushed the pressures as did Mercedes to try to beat Red Bull. As for McLaren they are desperate for anything  :DD

Offline Irisado

Re: Tyres or kerbs??
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2013, 12:09:55 AM »
The FIA already had the power to change tyres unilaterally in a safety situation (and only in a safety situation) under Article 12.5.3 of the Technical Regulations. The vote was only ever needed in non-safety situations. It happened last time because Pirelli refused to admit to any safety element in its request to change the tyres. The only reason the FIA changed the rules was so that Pirelli could claim its Silverstone tyres were safe - something that every viewer can confirm is false.

It did have the power, yes, as I stated in an earlier post, but couldn't use it, because Pirelli was unwilling to say that it was a safety issue.

Regardless of who is right about this issue, at least the change in the rules now removes this particular impasse, and puts the teams, and Pirelli on the path to sorting out the tyres, so that there are no further deflations at high speed.  That's the most important step to come out of this.
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Tyres or kerbs??
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2013, 03:44:27 PM »
Unfortunately, the way it's happened means Pirelli are now free to cause more such problems later because its machinations have seen it get its way. Therefore I worry that there will be a repetition of this, possibly before season's end.
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