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Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Discussion started by Williams F1 , 24 November, 2017 00:59
Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Williams F1 24 November, 2017 00:59
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Re: Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Carbon XXX 24 November, 2017 09:42

Re: Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
phatjack 24 November, 2017 10:10
7 tyre selections? What a waste of time and money, not to mention that it adds more confusion for the racing fan.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/11/2017 10:19 by phatjack.

Re: Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Duffer 25 November, 2017 13:44
Ridiculous. They boast about having the softest ever tyres, yet most gps can be done on 1 stop. Crazy.

Re: Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Mehryar 25 November, 2017 16:49
I can understand the idea behind hyper softs, considering each compound is said to be softer next season then it means a compound which is nearly 2 levels softer than current ultra softs.then you can imagine cars get faster each season so their life would be shorter, it will be an exciting compound to look forward to in races.

But the superhard can be as hard as current hard compound which makes it useless regardless if how much the pace of cars improve next season.I don't get the idea behind this new compound honestly.

Re: Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
K1 26 November, 2017 01:37
What a total FU these tyres have become. Five variations of a 'soft'tyre?. The world of F1 has gone totally insane. Complexity for it's own sake is stupid just like these hybrids and a rule book that has 3000 pages and needs a Philadelphian lawyer to interpret. Whilst i still am in awe at the technical prowess of the designers and engineers i still favor the principle of 'simplicity is elegance' in most things and the 'halo' is not one of them.

Re: Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
Duffer 26 November, 2017 13:44
Why yhe hell they needed a new name... super, ultra, hyper, ffs. Just have hard, medium, soft, and possibly a qually tyre.

@#$%& the rest off.

Re: Pirelli 2018 Tyre Types
SydneyF1Fan 28 November, 2017 20:20
I think they should have numbered the compounds from 1 to 7 (?) then picked a Hard, Medium, Soft for each race out of the number set (eg. Hard = 2, Medium = 4, Soft = 7).

It would make it simpler to understand race strategy and we could more easily understand the relative tyre usage and car preferences between tracks. (Eg. The Williams goes well on the #3 tyres but chews up the #7's).

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