Trocola wrote:I am with GrizzleBoy on this topic. Pirelli tyres are rubbish. What Schumacher said is true: drivers are no longer looking for the maximum speed on every moment of the race, they just go slow in turns and careful with the throtle pedal. That's not racing. That's just a procession. And the only overtaking we see on races are because one driver has a very new tyre or the other one has old tyres.
On the other hand, this tyres go against agressive driving, because if you over-use them one moment, they fade away in 2 laps.
I would like to see the F1 like DTM: 2 mandatory pit stops between lap 5 and lap 60. The tyres are good and durable, but new tyres are a bit faster than used ones, so every driver can choose his strategy: pit first, pit the last... you can choose because your tyres are not going to became crap in 5 laps.
My choose would be that: better and faster tyres and 2 mandatory pit stops.
P.D: sorry for my english
Did you watch DTM at Lausitz last weekend?? The race was dull as hell and it was clear Jamie Green was faster than Farfus and Paffett faster than Spengler, but they couldn't make a move. We nearly had Paffett overtake Spengler in the pits, but basically he qualified on pole, held the lead off the start and defended. It was like F1 5 years ago.
I don't think F1 is particularly "genuine" competition right now, but on the other hand it's entertaining to watch, which it wasn't 5 years ago and DTM isn't now.
On the other hand you could argue that the teams are choosing not to focus on controlling tyre degradation because the didn't have to for the past few years. I'm sure if you put them on any F1 tyre from the early 80s they'd be screaming.
There's lots of things you can do to make the tyre work less hard and maybe some engineers need to brainstorm that rather than find the last 1/10% of aero.
There's a question - anyone looked at lap time vs. degradation for GP2 running the same tyres?