doink wrote:With the tire degradation, these things lose pace on each lap, so once you've done one run, then your second run on the same set will have to be pretty special, as you'd need to better your previous time with less grippy tires. Therefore, when giving an allocation of tires, you will get teams going out and trying a second lap, but most of the time it'd be futile. The only way to do this would be to allow a stupid amount of tires per session and that's not in keeping with environmental and cost factors.
I'm talking about an additional 3 sets. So in theory there is 1 set for each session, but they can use them when they like. If they use all 3 sets they can dip in to their race tyres.
I understand your point about having to ship more tyres around the world. Perhaps they could reduce the race allocation by 1 set, and maybe the practice allocation? They don't use all the tyres for the race anyway.