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Bridgestone: 'No Plans To Re-Enter F1'

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

    RaceDepartment
    Administrator Staff

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  2. Hankook tire also ruled out that.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/107817

     
  3. mystaaRS

    mystaaRS
    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    Please, anyone but Pirelli! lol
     
  4. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    To me Pirelli have only done what the FIA wanted them to do. Increase the frequency of pit stops (for the excitement) and try to encourage different race strategies. The FIA removed one of the best things about pit stops, refuelling.

    I am sure Pirelli can make tyres to any specification, including lasting the whole race.

    I just don't see why Pirelli should take the blame for this.
     
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  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Unless the FIA are going to change the requirements for the tires there will come a time that the F1 will have no more supplier at all.

    Pirelli are getting a bad name because of all this nonsense while they make fabulous road and racing tires normally but are just doing as they've been told.
     
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  6. mystaaRS

    mystaaRS
    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    I'm not critisising them for that. I think that they have over stepped the mark slightly, and races aren't as interesting anymore. The FIA Should also change things as well.
     
  7. mystaaRS

    mystaaRS
    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    Also, I like the idea of a Tyre Battle, so I wouldn't mind seeing more than 1 Tyre supplier next season.
     
  8. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
    Premium Member

    to me, i can't think of any other situation where a company are paid/asked to model and therefore advertise, an inferior product than what they would usually make. inferior in the sense that it shows durability problems.:cautious:
     
  9. Pirelli were requested to make the tyre to these sorts of specs they after no refueling was introducted. Its a shame really because Pirelli are taking the rap for it all now.

    With no refueling, the FIA had to make a handicap elsewhere.... Alas these dodgy tyres.
     
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  10. Andrew Ford

    Andrew Ford
    Premium Member

    yes this is pretty clear.but it must be a cleverly calculated decision (financially) for pirelli to agree to a deal which could make them appear to have less durable tyres (to people who aren't in the know). imagine if porsche were asked to produce less reliable cars to make the porsche racing series more entertaining.
     
  11. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    My parents were asked to produce something inferior to my brother, hence I was born ;)
     
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