xpensive wrote:- Losing his Michelins when they were too fast, forcing him to use Ferrari-developed rubber.
xpensive wrote:Sooo interesting JT, kindly elaborate?
You make it sound like the FIA went through the following thought process:Renault is performing too well -> How can we screw them -> Let's force Michelin out of F1 and force them to switch over to Bridgestone! They won't know what to do!
And that's just silly. Whether Michelin or Bridgestone were offered a sole-supplier deal, or if there was a preference, is beyond me. Kinda irrelevant. Michelin chose to leave the sport, and inevitably all of that stuff comes down to a business decision.
I think a number of folks think that Bridgestone designed their tires around Ferrari and/or M. Schumacher alone... and that therefore they're tailored to them specifically at the expense of other folks
. That's not how it works. If you have a tire test (or if you really test brakes or whatever else) you're going to have the strong performing tires, the so-so ones, and the junk bin.
No teams's gonna like the junk bin.
The so-so tires, I doubt anyone's gonna be clamoring for.
More than likely, it will come down to a very few tires that perform well for everyone.. and then there will be some preference. Maybe Schumacher likes Set A a little better than B, and Barichello likes B a little better than A.. but they're both close. In that case do you side with MS? Yea probably. But it's not like you're screwing other teams or that tire magically only works on 1 car. A good tire is a good tire.
And even when they did have to switch... yea they talked about having to learn the Bridgestone's and all this crap. Don't know if I believe it. But given my position I won't elaborate any further without gettin past generics
Grip is a four letter word.
2 is the new #1.