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#1 f1paul

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 17:31

Couldn't find a thread for everyone's favourite tyre company.

 

Pirelli released the compounds for every race for the F1 season. 8 softs, 3 mediums and 2 hards used at each race

 

Azerbaijan and Brazil a step softer than 2019.

 

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#2 f1paul

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 17:33

I wish they would skip tyre compounds like they used to from time to time. Would spice up things a bit. 

 

Will be interesting how things work if these sprint races go ahead too.



#3 NixxxoN

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 17:50

everyone's favourite tyre company.

Nothing against Pirelli but I'd rather have Michelin tyres on my car. They were kicked out of F1 for making them too durable :drunk:



#4 TomNokoe

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 18:11

My tyre wishlist:

1. Drop the C1 compound
2. Revert back to two dry compounds per GP
3. Introduce compound gaps on occasion
4. Scrap the Q2 tyre rule

(i.e. basically what we had from 2007-2014)

Having only five compounds in the range and bringing any given three to a race is far too wide a selection. The hardest compound at any given race is often capable of three quarters distance.

We need races to be run on the Soft and Medium for more pitstops and "better" strategies. They will never scrap the three compound rule because 3>2, so I suppose all they can really do is make the hardest compound two steps harder than the Medium, as to discourage the teams from using it.

You hear quite often "just bring softer compounds!", but you can't turn up at Spa with the C5, it's unrepresentative and probably dangerous.

From the announced selection and historical data, barring weather, VSC/SC, crazy tyre pressures, it will be 1 stops everywhere apart from Bahrain, Spain, Hungary, Japan, Brazil, USA. Zandvoort and Saudi unknown.

Edited by TomNokoe, 19 February 2021 - 18:17.


#5 Marklar

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 18:38

a minute of silence to all F1 editors who have lost about 20 stories by Pirelli announcing them all at once

#6 NixxxoN

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 19:01

4. Scrap the Q2 tyre rule

This

What a stupid rule



#7 f1paul

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 21:05

Ferrari to do a tyre test next week.

 

Monday on slicks, Tuesday and Wednesday on wets.

 

https://racingnews36...h-pirelli-tyres



#8 FLB

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 21:08

a minute of silence to all F1 editors who have lost about 20 stories by Pirelli announcing them all at once

That's honestly the only reason I see for F1 to keep this convoluted tire-compounds-and-their-obligatory-use system going: To keep people talking about Pirelli.



#9 taz

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Posted 24 February 2021 - 10:42

I think this is a modified SF90 ?

Hope to see a bigger picture later :)

 

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#10 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 20 April 2021 - 19:53

2022 tyre test today with Merc + Hamilton

https://twitter.com/...3361483776?s=21

https://twitter.com/...8305617921?s=21