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November 02, 2005

Tyre Changing in F1

With the news that tyre changing is to be reintroduced into Formula 1 for the 2006 season, I believe Michelin have a point a being somewhat pissed off about it. The point of the one tyre rule was cutting costs and better racing as tyres had to be managed – Kimi at the Nurimburgring wouldn't have happened without that flat-spotted tyre, and Michelin excelled at producing an excellent one tyre race compound and deservedly won all the races bar the Indy fiasco.

I can't help but be skeptical and wonder if there wasn't some pressure from Ferrari to get tyre stops back for next season. The Ferrari / Bridgestone combo had won all titles since Michelin returned to the sport several years, and of course Ferrari, practically sitting in the FIA/Bernies pocket on most issues will have pushed for situations to help get back that dominance.

I just seriously hope next year its not a case of a Ferrari pulling away and the rest battling on behind, granted I am not a Ferrari or a Schumacher fan, but surely true F1 fans want great racing, and all these rule reg changes season after season can not always be helping the cause.


October 24, 2005

More Overtaking in F1??

Well that's what the experts are saying this wing design could well lead to;

Somehow it just doesn't seem like an F1 car to me, hmmm


November 01, 2004

F1 Countdown…

Only 124 days until Melbourne – I can't wait, Webber in a Williams should be interesting.

119 days 6/11/04 Hakkinen NOT returning to F1 next yr


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