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Pirelli's Soft Tires for Hungary
07-10-2013, 01:59 PM
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Pirelli's Soft Tires for Hungary
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Pirelli will reportedly make use of softer tyres at the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix than it had initially planned.

The BBC reports that the initial choices of 'hard' and 'medium' tyres has been changed to 'soft' and 'medium' after being criticised by the likes of Lotus as being too conservative.

Pirelli are able to make the change because their decision to alter the construction of their tyres following Silverstone's multiple blowouts means they can now use softer rubber.

"The change to the 2012 construction means that Hungary doesn't require such a hard compound now," said a Pirelli spokesperson.

After an investigation following the Silverstone debacle revealed that its 2013 construction had weaknesses that could be exposed, the FIA allowed the tyre manufacturer to revert to its 2012 design on safety grounds.

The changes to both compound and construction effectively mean that the tyres set to be used in Hungary this year will be one grade softer than last year.

It remains to be seen how the likes of Red Bull and Mercedes, who have lobbied for harder compounds, will react to the latest decision.

Lotus, Ferrari and Force India, meanwhile, maintain that there was never a problem with Pirelli's compound choices.

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07-10-2013, 02:44 PM
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Why don't they just have the teams nominate the two tyre compounds they want to use ahead of time, then they can suck it up if they got it wrong when the event starts.
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07-10-2013, 03:21 PM (This post was last modified: 07-10-2013 03:22 PM by Yaaay.)
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(07-10-2013 02:44 PM)chemics Wrote:  Why don't they just have the teams nominate the two tyre compounds they want to use ahead of time, then they can suck it up if they got it wrong when the event starts.

This would require the teams agreeing on something. This hasn't happened since 1949.
Unless you mean they can choose two sets from the 4 available.

Hmm, interesting.

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07-10-2013, 03:38 PM
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yes, un-spec-ing the tires would make things much better. i like the way one of the biggest arguments for ending the tire war was that some good teams would get stuck with an inferior tire, which is unfair. well, here we are with spec tires built to the demands of the rabble, and we still have teams getting stuck with tires that put them at a disadvantage.
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07-12-2013, 04:01 AM
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RE: Pirelli's Soft Tires for Hungary
Cue podiums for Raikkonen and Vettel in Hungary...

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