F1 2013 – Lotus: Pirelli have gone too conservative

Formula One News » F1 2013 – Lotus: Pirelli have gone too conservative

Lotus have spoken out about Pirellis tyre choices for the next 3 races saying that the choices are too conservative.

BBC sports reports “It’s unusual to take the same tyres to Hungary as to Bahrain and Silverstone,”

“We didn’t have those tyres last year. We had medium and soft last year and people did two stops. So it absolutely doesn’t make sense – they’re too hard for that track.”

“They went softer to try to encourage more pit stops. There’s no point in them going softer with the tyres if they’re just going to take different harder tyres everywhere.

“This is exactly what they did in the last few races of last year. They brought harder and harder tyres and we just ended up doing one stop.

“And last year they said they didn’t want to interfere in the Championship so they took conservative tyres, but I never really understood what that meant.”

One Comment

  1. Brian Perrin
    Posted 17/06/2013 at 12:58 | Permalink


    It’s about time F1 sorted out this tyre problem, the races seem to be based on tyres not driver ability or car reliability, F1 is becoming boring
    because of this. The issue of safety concerns me as we have seen tyres delaminate and burst, god forbid if a driver is killed or seriously injured
    because of the tyre issue failing at high speed.


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