BwajSF wrote: ↑
Mon May 27, 2019 7:36 am
Guys.. remember last year only for 4 races specifically pirelli brought something of a 0.4mm gauge tyres on grounds of blistering after the request made by Mercs post pre-season testing and those 4 races Ferrari struggled like hell with it.. (barcelone, french gp.. rest i dont rem) and the Mercs suited those tyres soo well that the french and spainish GPs they walked the park.
This year 2019 the whole spec of tyres have been similar to the 0.4mm concept of the last year. Hence we see Ferrari struggling to even get grip from the tyres. The surprise is a team like Redbull who r tyre and aero geniuses also are finding it very hard this year.
And the only team doing well on these tyres all the way is Mercs. Just saying. Food for thought.
Going to have to disagree with every one one of those statements.
The thinner-gauge tires were brought to Silverstone last year, and Ferrari were extremely quick there, quicker than the Mercs.
They had no trouble with the thinner tires there.
There was one race in Spain (the first race for the "new" tires), where Ferrari were terrible, and then the Pirelli conspiracy theory nonsense began, despite Vettel later admitting that they would have been worse off with the regular tires in Spain
. Ferrari struggled like hell with blistering on the regular tires last year.
Sebastian Vettel on the thinner-gauge tire, explaining how Ferrari would've suffered blistering without the "old" tires:
- However, after logging 136 laps in post-Spanish GP testing on Tuesday, during which he trialed both the standard and the thinner-tread tyre specifications, Vettel conceded Ferrari would've struggled even more without the change.
“I think it's pretty straightforward,” he said. “Obviously normally you don't get the chance to revisit this kind of decisions that are made, but I think we did now with the day that we had today, and I think the result is that, if we had the normal tyres on Sunday, we'd probably even be worse off."
“So I think it was the correct call, and it was our fault not to have the same tyre wear or life as other people.”
Source: https://us.motorsport.com/f1/news/vette ... 7/3091937/
Finally, here is how Ferrari coped with the regular
tires during the in-season test last year: