Some More Clear Thinking On The Tire Issue
Well here we are day four, not counting Black Sunday, and although the F1 world has settled down a bit there are still articles, blogs and comments to be read and considered. I have made my thoughts pretty clear in the two posts I put up earlier in the week. I could go provide further insight that supports my point of view but instead I want to draw your attention to some others that do not necessarily agree with me although there is some overlap of opinion.
Earlier in the week I brought you a piece by Will Buxton the NBC pit lane reporter. I followed that up with a link to a post from Joe Saward. Now I would like to bring your attention to a new blogger I discovered.
F1 Shift.net wrote what I consider a well balanced piece, taking into account the tire degradation, the fans point of view, the teams, what is fair and what is not, the regulations, and the impact to the sport from a mid-season change.
I like this post because it is written from a place of principle, not one of emotion. We know points of view in regard to F1 can’t be completely free of our emotions, because lets face it we all follow F1 not just because it a great sport, but precisely because we are very emotional about it. The drivers, the teams, the locations that they race in, the technology, everything about F1 has an emotional aspect.
However, in this piece the author is able to table his emotions and reexamine what the true issues are and to then come to a logical conclusion. And this is what we need more of right now. Here is the link. Does Pirelli need to change the tires this soon?
The second article I want to share with you appears at the BBC Formula One website. It is from BBC Technical analyst Gary Anderson and he really gets to the core of the matter and sheds some light on the fans mis-placed ideas about the Pirelli tires and in particular how they performed last Sunday at the Spanish GP. The article has a couple of sections that delve into the effects that the change (Pirelli have decided to change the operating temperature window and the construction of the tires) might have and the issue of fairness, which now will be a spectre no matter who takes the championships at the end of the year. Here is that link. Formula 1: Pirelli tyre change could cause suspicion.
Hope you enjoy their insight. -jp- (and almost finished with this issue)