Maldonado/Williams took pole and won in Barcelona when I'm pretty sure even Frank himself thought they couldn't pull it off. The point is that the unpredictability goes both ways. Peakiness and strange wear rates. Good for some .... bad for others... terrible for others. None able to really make things predictable. I wouldn't want to call Hamilton the new tyre whisperer because he did a two stopper. It was his tyre day as it was Maldonado's day to win. What next. It may be that the cars that ate the tyres the most last race manage a one stopper come next race and come away wondering WTF really happened!
BS, BS and even more BS.
Same can be said about Red Bull in Bahrain. But since they are world champions it's easier to process. What can you say about Hamilton? Did he have his "tyre day" in every qualifying? Red Bull were up there in every race. Lotus were always fast, consistently in top 6 and made the step up. Same with Williams or Sauber, their race pace was comparable to big teams from the beginning. They were behind in qualifying and, pay attention, with a big updates at the beginning of European season they made progress. Malaysia was a wet race therefore unpredictable. What about Mercedes? Why did their tyre "tyre day" came on the track with a big a.. straight where their double f-duct gave them big advantage? On demanding on tyres tracks they had to be conservative and slightly behind, it's a trait of this particular car.
Williams' win was on merit but also thanks to circumstances. We were one penalty away from restoring a natural order in F1, RB and McLaren wins again.
Hamilton's penalty helped, Red Bull messed up, and Lotus were not up there in qualifying.
My point is that there are reasons and explanations for most of results within boundaries 2012 Pirellis create. Yes, conditions play their part, there's no denying that, track temperature surprises engineers, tyres operating window, aero is less important, strategy more. But it's all far away from "tyres day" "lottery" BS that's being spouted here repeatedly. There's a reason for example why Force India is behind Williams, the former had aero advantage, the latter from the beginning of tests vocally stressed they are building the car around the tyres. It's a matter of getting enough data and adjusting during the season. Some cars are better at that than the others.
Among this hysteria there are sober voices that say that whoever manages to widen tyres operating window will have an advantage. See, real life solution not black magic. If during the season teams decide it's "too unpredictable", whatever that means, they can always get together and change them. Until then I'm done with this, it's so irritating.