Jersey Tom wrote:In the garbage. (Unnecessarily harsh but too funny not to take a swing at that ball).
I'm not completely surprised at your comment, & I'm sure you could state good reasons for it.
From my perspective the tyres are elements of the suspension, and it is very helpful when establishing control over the vehicle dynamics if the tyre stiffness distribution is compatible with the position of the centre of gravity. An exact match is not absolutely necessary, but then a compromise is required.
Statistics are not on your side. Over several years I have tested most mid-engined aero race vehicles from both sides of the Atlantic. I have found that the average ratio of rear/front tyre stiffness was around 1.2. The Bridgestone samples I showed are the only ones with a stiffness ratio less than 1 (although CHAMP street car tyres were close).
The 2005 Bridgestones coincided with a very poor year for Ferrari. The 2006 Bridgestone had a more conventional distribution, and Ferrari's results improved. The 2007 Bridgestones caused many teams to ballast forward. The current FOTA c.g. restrictions was the result.
On the rare occasions that I have be able to influence tyre selection, I have usually managed to improve performance.
Overall, I can't help thinking that your "garbage" might have some merit.