I dont understand this. Pirelli was pushed to produce the tyres we are seeing now. 4 different winners in 4 different races is probably just what Ecclestone & Co wanted to see. Add to that the super strict tech rules and you have a field that is very, very close.
Mclaren seems to be a bit caught out how to make those tyres work in various temperatures, but the car is still very good. I fear, as a Ferrari fan, it wont be long before they find the sweet spot and start beating everybody like they did in Melbourne.
It will be interesting to see wich Mclaren driver finds it out first.
Courtesy of Maverick.....
From the latest Autosport Plus article http://plus.autospor...od-news-for-f1/ :
"If anyone tells you they can alter the tyre temperature with set-up they are bullshitting," said the straight-talking Permane. "Anyone who says that they know how to change their degradation is bullshitting.
"Everyone would love to do that and people think they can do, to some extent. Mercedes have a quick car and a lot of clever people, but look at their race pace in the first two races. It was awful. If it was easy, they would have done it.
"We spent all of last year trying to stop our rear degradation and it really is ever so difficult. You can play around with suspension geometries, and it's relatively straightforward to design a different geometry, but how do you test it? It's so difficult in-season. You get one set of tyres in P1 and two for P2, so how do you measure the difference between two sessions with changing conditions?"
As my teenage daughter would say, Pirelli F1 tyres are "pants"
. If you like these tyres and actually think they are fit for purpose, then so be it. I've always maintained the races with these joke tyres are exciting to the extent, DRS, KERS and Rhubarb Crumble non-racable new vs
old tyres increase the overtaking, and the cars are closer compared to previous era's, but when analysed, even by the untrained eye, the inevitable conclusion is the racing is contrived and fake. With NASCAR, at least you know what you are signing up for. Competition yellows and yellow flags thrown if a plastic bag is blowing at turn 4 is par for the course.
Without the Yellow flags(and I watch NASCAR regularly)
80% of the field would be lapped and most of them would be lapped several times. The gap between the Hendricks/Roush Fenways/Gibbs/Penske/Michael Waltrip Racing vs
teams like Chip Ganassi/JTG Daugherty/Front Row Motorsports etc is massive. BUT
their is an important caveat. When they are racing, especially during the last 20-30 laps of a race, these guys are going flat out, because the Goodyears are fit for purpose. Can F1 claim the same?