raymondu999 wrote:If you have tyres that DO respond to being managed then it would favor the Button/Di Resta types who are smooth operators. On the other hand, a tyre that doesn't respond well to being managed would be determined just about solely by mileage, which would favor the more gung-ho Hamilton/Schumacher type.
I think very good inteded wear would suit both styles perfectly?
You could argue whilst button could make tyres last 5 laps longer than Hamilton, would Hamilton be quicker over the same number of laps?
What we seem to be seeing at the moment is both driving styles being punished.
I would like to see softs lasting 20 laps, of those 15 of 100% on the limit pushing.
For a more Hamilton-esque style you could argue that may actually be 16 laps of mileage with 11-12 of those being optimum, but if that makes him much quicker at least he still has more laps of the fast stuff rather than both types of style finding they have no place/hope/fight against failing tyres.
Do you think 2011 was better for tyres? i really thought pirelli had gone a step forward, a lot of teams seemed to say the degredation was much less steep in testing, which really made me happy that we could be seeing good useable tyres for a larger portion of its lifespan.
To be honest, what the hell can Pirelli do without a 2012 test car... i know the reasons why teams would not see it as fair (you'd have tyres developed around your chassis over the other... unfair advantage) but still.. how can you have a good product with such a different test bed.PITA!!!