2018 Tyre Thread

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2018 Tyre Thread

Post by PlatinumZealot » Tue May 16, 2017 11:05 pm

Well founded or not, there have been complaints about the new Pirrelli tyres lasting too many race laps this year. There are different views on this. Still, some tracks could definitely use a tyre that is one step softer. Especially tracks where the step between ultra-soft and super soft is just not big enough to matter, and the soft is too slow compared to super soft so it's ignored. To inject some excitement into the mix, I propose that the tyre selection is shifted one step softer so the prime is the super soft, the option is the ultra soft and the qualifying tyre would be the HYPER-SOFT.

Let's see what designs you have in mind.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by SR71 » Wed May 17, 2017 1:06 am

I heard that Pirrelli had an alternative compound tire group waiting in the wings should the launch compounds had not worked out.

My guess is they are actually a harder series other than soft, but if they are soft we could actually see this happening.

All the tires 1-2 steps harder than current is almost unbelievable though. They really have no clue if that was their back up.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by zac510 » Wed May 17, 2017 4:07 am

It's called the Super-fun-happy-SOFT! It doesn't need to be put into a tyre warmer. It is just constantly warm due to the addition during the construction process of tears collected from online forum Pirelli-haters.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by DiogoBrand » Wed May 17, 2017 4:39 am

I think they should actually have tyres ranging from Super Soft to Super Hard instead of Ultra Softs to Hards. Otherwise they'll soon run out of superlatives to call the softer compounds.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by hollus » Wed May 17, 2017 6:44 am

Color: yellow.
Shape: conical section.
Compound:
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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by CBeck113 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 am

Ludicris soft, and it's plaid
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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by mertol » Wed May 17, 2017 1:08 pm

They don't need softer tires. They need tires with wider operating windows.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by marmer » Wed May 17, 2017 3:04 pm

They need a different manufacture lets get a tyre war back

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by dans79 » Wed May 17, 2017 3:23 pm

mertol wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 1:08 pm
They don't need softer tires. They need tires with wider operating windows.
I agree, tires that can't even handle one qualifying lap with out giving up the thermal ghost are ridiculous!

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by ripper » Wed May 17, 2017 3:59 pm

I would just ditch the current hard tyre, move the current medium to hard (and every subsequent tyre) and introduce a new softer compound as the new ultra soft.

No need to make new color and name, it would just create confusion.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by torpor » Wed May 17, 2017 4:58 pm

Please just design a tire that works so that we can stop discussing about tires for all times
Is Formula 1 an engine formula or an aerodynamics formula? No. It's a tire management formula since Pirelli is the tire supplier. Teams spend millions to design cars that pamper several sorts of impractical tires.
I'm so tired of it.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by The_table » Wed May 17, 2017 6:59 pm

I'd argue that tyres are perfect this year...

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by godlameroso » Wed May 17, 2017 7:37 pm

Ultra, Super, and Soft should just be re-named soft, medium, and hard, just bring those 3 compounds to every track and if we have 3 stops or 4 stops or 1 stop so be it. Let teams pick their compounds for the weekend like we did last year and are starting to this year for Monaco. Leave the tires purple red and yellow as they're easily distinguishable, and leave the gap in compounds as it is. Their performance will be different race to race, on some tracks the soft will be good, on some the hard will be good. Leave the two compound rule, and take away 1 set of tires for the weekend.
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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by BanMeToo » Wed May 17, 2017 7:56 pm

torpor wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Please just design a tire that works so that we can stop discussing about tires for all times
Is Formula 1 an engine formula or an aerodynamics formula? No. It's a tire management formula since Pirelli is the tire supplier. Teams spend millions to design cars that pamper several sorts of impractical tires.
I'm so tired of it.
But there has been way less pampering this year. In Spain we heard many 'drive faster' calls to the drivers.

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Re: Design the Hyper-Soft tyre!

Post by torpor » Wed May 17, 2017 8:08 pm

BanMeToo wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 7:56 pm
torpor wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Please just design a tire that works so that we can stop discussing about tires for all times
Is Formula 1 an engine formula or an aerodynamics formula? No. It's a tire management formula since Pirelli is the tire supplier. Teams spend millions to design cars that pamper several sorts of impractical tires.
I'm so tired of it.
But there has been way less pampering this year. In Spain we heard many 'drive faster' calls to the drivers.
Yes it got better this year. But everybody's cheering on Wehrlein for pampering his tires so great...