Effect of Pirelli's tyre changes
Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:38
How much will the tyre change affect the cars. Will much retuning/reworking need to be done?
Any possibility that the order will change?
Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:56
One should only alter rules pre season start.
Perhaps this chance will favor car being gentle on tires. As the last years tires was slightly narrower.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 03:45
maybe not directly the answer the OP was looking for, but some interesting aspects are explained here:
Unseen part … the windtunnel tires
The aerodynamics of the tyres is one of the things that could have made an impact on the competitive order. But it seems all that is moot, since the FIA have told Pirelli they can only make changes in the name of safety (ie to prevent delaminations). So minimal structural changes and no compound changes.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:55
Edited by MatsNorway, 25 May 2013 - 12:58.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 13:14
But surely a narrower tire will behave differently. And affect the wear.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 17:36
puh. i Thought i was imaginating things.
"The new structures have been designed with a different philosophy and new materials that increase the footprint of the tyre, allowing more rubber to be in contact with the track and leading to better performance"
Edited by MatsNorway, 25 May 2013 - 17:36.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:07
Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:44
Though making a stiffer tyre with less frontal area could be good. It is the amount of rubber on the road [and not laying on the track edge] that gives grip. The widest tyre often does not put useable rubber on the road. Though in F1 one would have thought they largely had that sorted out by now as they have used similar size tyres for some years.