Zynerji wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:50 pm
There is no data to suggest that that tire was developed specifically for Red Bull like the fuel they ran in the same race.
That's not what you asked.
Horner had complained all season about the 2013 tires, mainly because they didn't suit the 2013 RBR. As soon as the failures started happening Horner lobbied hard to switch back to the 2012 tires that suited RBR much better.
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/sports/c ... y/?related
"This is a Pirelli issue, they need to find a solution, they need to address it. Whether they go back to last year's tire or a different tire they need a solution," said Horner, who has called all season for the quick-wearing tires to be harder and longer-lasting.
"The most logical thing would be to go back to the tires that worked well for them previously. The tires they had last year did not have these failures," he added.
when they switched back to 2012 spec compounds RBR gained a huge advantage and anyone paying attention knew it was going to happen.
Look at the winners from the first 10 races of the season. Kimi (lotus), Seb x 4 (RBR), Alonso x 2 (Ferrari), Rosberg x 2 (Mercedes), Lewis (Mercedes).
Now look at the last 9 races. Seb won all of them.
As others have stated, this is a formula series not a spec series. That means its not all about the driver, and that's something you need to learn how to be ok with.