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#51 Sakae

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 17:55

If you have a news report that says otherwise I'm happy to be wrong, but I'm pretty sure each compound is exactly as it was at the start of the season. What's changed is that the teams understanding (and skill) has increased. They have learned and improved.

It's late and I am lazy to do a search, but in my recollection break-point I think was Japan; first race Hembery said they will deliver harder (?) tire. I cannot provide you with actual data, but intent about change was announced on the internet. That much I do remember; to what degree tires changed I cannot say, but you are also correct in stating that also almost all teams understand operating temp. range much better, yet not all teams managing that window successfully, however improved as season progressed.

Edited by Sakae, 27 October 2012 - 17:56.


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#52 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 18:07

If you have a news report that says otherwise I'm happy to be wrong, but I'm pretty sure each compound is exactly as it was at the start of the season. What's changed is that the teams understanding (and skill) has increased. They have learned and improved.


It also depends on the compound choices Pirelli are making (what they bring to a GP)

Edited by KnucklesAgain, 27 October 2012 - 18:08.


#53 undersquare

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 18:35

If you have a news report that says otherwise I'm happy to be wrong, but I'm pretty sure each compound is exactly as it was at the start of the season. What's changed is that the teams understanding (and skill) has increased. They have learned and improved.

I'm thinking of for example Bahrain where Kimi had one single lap to follow Vettel before his tyres went off. Things are a lot better than that now. How much is Pirelli and how much the teams doesn't really matter for this thread, the thing is they can race again, and they do.