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Did Pirelli a better job than Bridgestone?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Bram Hengeveld, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
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    What do you guys think? Was the change to Pirelli last season a good one? Did it made the championship more attractive with the various tires?
     
  2. Kennett Ylitalo

    Kennett Ylitalo

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    Yes
     
  3. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
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    In terms of tyre quality we will never know as Pirelli wasn't looking for the tyre with most grip or life.

    In terms of show, sure they did, but it's also true that Bridgestone never received the same orders so they were working in other direction... difficult to compare.
     
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  4. Roger Bertran

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    Couldn't said it better. :)
     
  5. Victor Ivanov

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    For me - yes!
     
  6. David Carter

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    I loved pirelli at the start when tyres was falling apart but they have reduced tyre wear now and teams are getting used to them now.

    I think they have bought more excitment but bring back the heavy tyre wear
     
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  7. FerrariMan96

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    ^^ This is exactly my opinion
     
  8. glendo

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    bridgestone were very political. they focused on development with ferrari and the rest of them were customers.

    i thought michelin were a great tyre company, and i hoped they would of won the supply contract.

    having a control tyre has settled F1 down a bit, but i still enjoyed the variations that tyre competition had. i'd love to see 4 companies in the game for more diversity.
     
  9. Charles Huffstetler

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    They have done what Bernie wants better than the other tire guys:) It is his show and his money. The show has overall been better with the new rules. Tires are the same for all the teams and whatever the tire the teams will figure out what they need to do for the racing. I think Red Bull have a advantage at the start of this season not just in the aero but the tires too. But all the teams have had tire woes this year at different tracks. I still think this is F1 and they should have the best rubber that can be made not a control tire. They want to make it cheaper to run a F1 team but that takes away from the show in my book. Next season with electric only pit lane how is that going to sound? Screaming turbo to silent....what a shame...just my 10 cents
     
  10. Victor Ivanov

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    I think the tyres didn't change too much during the season but the teams got used to them and it wasn't so exiting at the end. It was like 2010 but with more pitsops.