Diesel wrote:Why don't they just make the rear or front tyres out of a slightly different compound that provides more or less grip to even up the balance problem? I can't see why we would need a groove...
kilcoo316 wrote:I wonder did the variable geometry front wing have any effect?
(i.e. did the drivers actually use it to rebalance their car while in the wake of another)
Or was it purely used as another tool to balance the car through the race (akin to tyre pressures)
Conceptual wrote:Lets just wait and see the knee-jerk reaction to whatever crying the teams do about the incidents of this race before we congratulate the OWG. Most of the overtaking in Malaysia is going to happen after qualifying due to the grid penalties that get handed out due to the incidents in this race.
I suspect that the tyres are going (should) to be deemed too dangerous for competition, and we will see a single groove find its way into the front tyres to rebalance their grip levels... And it would be a great place for the white stripe to return since the green rings are effing invisible. It is almost as bad as the dots from last year.
Conceptual wrote:I suspect that the tyres are going (should) to be deemed too dangerous for competition...
At one point, I thought I could overtake, it didn't matter if I had the wings to play with or anything, so it didn't seem to be easier but I think people did have problems, some more than others, with tyres temperatures...
I don't want to be pessimistic but I spent many laps behind Fisichella who was a second or a second and a half slower than me and I couldn't overtake, and I really needed to overtake him, so I was really pushing and attacking but I couldn't make it.
I did a fantastic start but then it was quite difficult with the overtaking.
"It felt like I had a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) allergy! Every time I was behind a KERS car there was no chance for me to overtake. It was especially tricky being behind the Renault; I lost so much downforce, so when I see a Renault in front of us there is no change from last year in terms of more overtaking or whatever."
"However, when I was in clear air I was able to go about a second faster – so the performance is definitely there."
shir0 wrote:Conceptual wrote:I suspect that the tyres are going (should) to be deemed too dangerous for competition...
I agree, though I'm not sure we're thinking of the exact same thing.
I think the huge difference between the tire performance over the race weekend is just too ridiculous. It's like having to design two cars to get the "optimal perfomace" (if there is any) from both available tyre types in a race week end. There is not one team out in the grid who did not have problems with the super softs. Oh, you could say that it's just the supersofts... I say that we haven't had the chance to see the other available tyre combination. I'm predicting that the softer available compound for a given race week end will be the bane of the lesser strategists / mid-field cars combination.
About the single-grooved tyre...don't you think that's too odd? Why not have bridge stone design a wider rear tyre instead?
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