People are always complaining, they hated the conservative Bridgestone, they loved the crazy Pirelli's, now they hate it because it might not suit their favorite driver. Stop moaning, the situation is the same for everyone, it's not fake, if you're burning trough your tyres it's either the fault of the car or the driver, in one case the team should work on solving the problem, in the other case the driver should, pretty straight forward.
Let me say something that has nothing to do with tyres
Sunday warm up
a session designed for the teams to make changes and work their cars into the race day preparation. They make set up choices on Saturday, so qualifying isn't really qualifying, it's with the race in mind now, and if Sunday has different conditons, you can't do nothing, but guess a set up, this rule combined with the tyres pirelli have, make it very difficult to get your cars/drivers to operate consistently, it's very serious for the quality of the championship.
I enjoyed the race, but these rules are not needed, it's like Hakkinen's tyres not working at Suzuka 2000, it just takes a bit of time difference, and you don't have a contest. Were lucky teams in general seem close, but the conditions on Sunday mean it's just tripping someone up, so someone else can take his place, I prefer driver's/teams working on cars into Sunday, right up until the race, to ignore this issue, is to turn a blind eye.
Vettel vs Kimi for the title last race 2012
Vettel looks strong all weekend, but Sunday conditions change very differently, suddenly he cannot challenge with these tyres, Kim runs away with it, fans don't get a title decider, Vettel couldn't work on his car on race day like they did for a majority of f1's history before 2003, it does effect the championship.
Kimi and Vettel should not be guessing set ups the night before, they should be allowed to have their car set up changed on race day, the whole world is watching a title decider. I think these pirelli tyres could easily spoil a championship race, and the parc feme rules would only help that out.
It's early in the season now, everyone is excited, I am pleased with DRS and KERS being available-it helps with the dirty aero, traction control is gone, pleased with that, but tyres are a issue, F1 has gotten somethings right lately, but it can't stop evaluating where to improve to get it back to basic competitive formula without comprimising everyone's work with ill thought PARM FERME rules.
I'ts not moaning, it's being concerned about a sport you've watched over decades.
Edited by SeanValen, 22 April 2012 - 16:53.