Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby lebesset » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:35 pm

DLR . excellent move by pirelli
watched him at length at pre season , and whatever his weaknesses as a race driver he obviously knows this job!
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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby FW17 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:14 pm

Formula 1 has been a testing ground for a lot of innovations but one of the things that we have not seen in F1 tyres are run-flat tire systems.

Will pirelli develop one during their stint in F1?

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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby Paul » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:53 pm

I doubt they could keep the weight of such system down. Sidewalls are already stiff enough to allow the car to return to pits at a reasonable speed.

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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby Jersey Tom » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:16 pm

WilliamsF1 wrote:Formula 1 has been a testing ground for a lot of innovations but one of the things that we have not seen in F1 tyres are run-flat tire systems.

Will pirelli develop one during their stint in F1?


I'd rate it a 0.00% chance.
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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby andrew » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:29 pm

Do run flat tires not need a pretty low profile? If this is the case, I guess if they were not allowed their lower profile tyres for next year, I can't see run flat tyres being allowed.

There there is the additional weight of run flat tyres which seems can affect performance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run_Flat_Tyres

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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby FW17 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:27 am

Paul wrote:I doubt they could keep the weight of such system down. Sidewalls are already stiff enough to allow the car to return to pits at a reasonable speed.


I wonder if anyone would call these as stiff sidewalled tyres.

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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby raymondu999 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:22 am

Those are deflated F1 Bridgestones for 2010?
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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby lebesset » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:18 pm

the FIA issued a directive to bridgestone regarding the characteristics they required for the 2010 tyres

have they issued any directive to pirelli regarding tyres for the next 2 years?
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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby Just_a_fan » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:09 pm

WilliamsF1 wrote:
Paul wrote:I doubt they could keep the weight of such system down. Sidewalls are already stiff enough to allow the car to return to pits at a reasonable speed.


I wonder if anyone would call these as stiff sidewalled tyres.


Difficult to say as we can't see the sidewalls...

However, evidence from the track is that cars with punctures are able to drive on the sidewalls even when the tread belt has fallen away.

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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby Jersey Tom » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:15 pm

WF1 - do you have the source where that photo originally came from?

Edit - Nevermind, found it. I'll admit I'm surprised how lightweight the belts are on those rains.. though the slicks underneath them seem a bit more "normal."
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Re: Pirelli will take Bridgestone's place after 2010

Postby 747heavy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:26 pm

Jersey Tom wrote:WF1 - do you have the source where that photo originally came from?


maybe from here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/technical ... umbai.html
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