DaveW wrote:It would appear that some F1 teams achieve "balanced" tyre use rather more frequently than others.
I think this is also a good point. These Bridgestone tires have had years of development and teams understand the tires very well and are able to make them work over long stints.
While Pirelli may now have an eye on making a tire that lasts 10 laps in the future the teams may be able to get 20 laps out of that same tire just by making the car characteristics different. It's kind of like a cat and mouse game.
If their goal is to make tire compunds that last 10 laps option, 20 laps prime, ON AVERAGE, then they may need to modify their compounds every year to keep that.
I say Pirelli makes 2 compounds, Prime and Option for an entire season. None of this Supersoft, soft, medium, hard garbage. If the tires last 30 laps in Monza, but only 5 laps in Canada, so be it. And this goes hand in hand with getting rid of the mandatory two compound rule garbage.