GrandAxe wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Mercedes changed back to their higher downforce spoon wing after setting their initial times on the low downforce flatter wing.
This is what's been confusing to me. Thnx for explanation.
GPR -A wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Sierra117 wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Why the heck are Pirelli increasing tyre pressures again? :S What am I missing?
Paul DiResta was mentioning that it is 23 PSi for this race and he was telling that, 10 years back, it was around 16 to 17 PSi. That difference takes away a hell lot of performance from tyres. Pirelli need to get their act together.
Nothing has changed basically since pirelli got into F1, so don't expect that anything suddenly will. Tires now have more grip after 7 years of development and increased width, but their construction and compunds are just as bad as they've always been. If anyting, 2017 tires being waaay too hard were actually the best ones they produced.
Lack of ambition to invest and improve by pirelli in this single supplier era is really taking a toll on racing in F1. I bet all my money if michelin got the contract their tires would already be a lot better in their first year of suply. Without question. Remember what people were saying in lmp, michelins are bulletproof, pirellis are cheese tires.