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Author Topic: Preview of No Tire Blankets?  (Read 6847 times)

Online cosworth151

Preview of No Tire Blankets?
« on: April 28, 2023, 04:36:48 PM »
Could this be what F1 can expect without tire blankets? The FIA banned tire warmer blankets for the WEC this year. This happened during free practice at Spa today. One AF Course Ferrari exited the pits relatively slowly on cold tires. His team mate ran up on him unsighted in Eau Rouge/Raidillon. Result - 1 Ferrari badly damaged and 1 Ferrari completely written off. Fortunately both drivers are safe.

It really does seem like a false economy.



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Offline Andy B

Re: Preview of No Tire Blankets?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2023, 12:36:28 AM »
Just doesn't work with tyres that are supposed to be heated they will have to have a different tyre construction for it to work as they did pre tyre warmers.
Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Preview of No Tire Blankets?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2023, 02:08:54 AM »
Hey Cossie, they don't use tire warmers in IndyCar or IMSA do they? I don't think they do, but I don't really remember. (Lotta that goin' round here lately)
Lonny

 


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