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#1 fnz

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:15

According to f1.gpupdate.net, Bridgestone has announced the compounds that 'll be brought to Grand Prix until UK.

16/3 AUS Australia: Soft / Medium
23/3 MAL Malaysia: Medium / Hard
6/4 BRN Bahrain: Soft / Medium (last year it was medium / hard)
27/4 E Spain: Medium / Hard
11/5 TR Turkey: Medium/ Hard
25/5 MC Monaco: SUPERSOFT / soft (new compound)
8/6 CDN Canada: SUPERSOFT / soft
22/6 F France: Soft / Medium
6/7 GB Great Britain: Medium / Hard

Just as last year, the softer of the compounds is marked by a white line

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#2 Schubbard_28

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:28

So the only change to last year is Bahrain and a new Super Soft compound, good to see some continuity from Bridgestone should allow the teams a good base to work from when they arrive at the circuit.

#3 Atreiu

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:33

Soon they'll all figure out what tyres to use and when to use them, yay for processions.
Unless the lack of TC has significant impact on tyre wear...

#4 fnz

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:39

Originally posted by Atreiu
Soon they'll all figure out what tyres to use and when to use them, yay for processions.
Unless the lack of TC has significant impact on tyre wear...


i just started praying for a rainy season ;)

#5 Schubbard_28

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 13:03

Originally posted by Atreiu
Soon they'll all figure out what tyres to use and when to use them, yay for processions.
Unless the lack of TC has significant impact on tyre wear...


Hmmm... I didn't consider the fact that races could become more processional, let's pray that the TC ban can spice it up a bit and make tyre choices more difficult otherwise teams will most likely use them as they did last year.

I think it would be more interesting to have a bigger step between the compounds so if the hardest compound were the mediums the other option would be the super softs. That way the softer compound would not last anywhere near as long but may give a significant grip advantage for the few laps they are used.

#6 undersquare

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 14:14

I'd rather teams were allowed to choose their tyres from all four options, in advance maybe (so BS don't have to bring twice as many to a race).

With BS choosing the compounds that have to be used, there is the possibility of bias, which need not be there. By the sound of things from the testing, Ferrari can still use a softer compound than the others.

I'm a bit surprised it's been left so unmanaged.

#7 Josta

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 14:32

Originally posted by fnz


i just started praying for a rainy season ;)


I wonder what type of tyres would be optimal for earthquake conditions. They might be needed for the BGP. :D

#8 Rubens Hakkamacher

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 05:12


With all of the TC talk, the spy saga - since last season I'd forgotten about the ridiculous tire rule until reading this thread.....

Ahrrgh.


#9 PassWind

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 07:42

Now is the time to bring in the no tire change law, it should now work as it was supposed too when it was in last time BS has nothing to lose.

#10 Rubens Hakkamacher

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 20:19

Originally posted by PassWind
Now is the time to bring in the no tire change law, it should now work as it was supposed too when it was in last time BS has nothing to lose.


I don't want to see a repeat of what happened to Raikonnen, because someone *had* to stay out on a bad tire. I like tire changing/pit stops; I don't like the two compound rule.