ask, as I've never been one to think that slicks absolutely should make a comeback (wouldn't object to it either), what's the big deal? People everywhere seem to get a bit worked up over this and beyond shrugging my shoulders, I really haven't had the motivation to pitch in since there's really not that much to pitch as far as I'm concerned. A lot of slick-o-ramic posts to fork aside though, the theme propably running into a total of several gigabytes over hard-drives everywhere by now. (Pitch, fork, haha, I know the joke has bombed when one feels it necessary to offer a clarification. Sorry about that. But I found it slightly amusing, imagining a bunch of people looking all serious over their monitors looking at my posts going absolutely haywire. Pitchfork, hay-wire, haha. I'm out of control, soon it will be a veritable Sahara of desperately dry jokes. And only a fool puts sand in one's mouth anyway.) So is it history then, or aesthetics, or principle, or something else? The slicks, I mean.
I just got to thinking that perhaps the slicks will be narrower so the contact patch area stays the same. Or perhaps the compound will be made less grippy. I kinda remember the grooves were introduced with the old F1 sales adages sprinkled with "increased overtaking" phrases. Rather generously so. A lot of good that did then. Perhaps a slick will be a bit more draggy, perhaps a bit less, anyone know? Perhaps it's emotional i.e. "slickness" is more F1-like than "grooviness". I have a more of an issue with the control tyre than the grooves, but don't quite know how the competition could be kept in check, safety-wise. Set certain criteria for the tyre construction?
But slicks then, I guess I'm looking for an argument that'd win me over. Not too seriously, don't think too hard. If you truly support them, you should know already.