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PostSubject: Bridgestone to supply soft tyres for more races?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:22 am

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Formula 1 tyre supplier Bridgestone is ready to become more aggressive with its tyre choices for the rest of the season, AUTOSPORT can reveal, in a bid to make events as exciting as the Canadian Grand Prix.

After a weekend in Montreal where the racing was spiced up by high levels of tyre degradation, Bridgestone says it wants to try and engineer repeat situations in the future.

Bridgestone's director of motorsport tyre development Hirohide Hamashima told AUTOSPORT that as long as his company could guarantee the tyres would remain totally safe, it would now be willing to push harder to make life difficult for drivers.

"Our first priority is to provide safe tyres that are fair for everyone," said Hamashima. "I don't want to provide a blistering tyre, because that is a risk.

"But if we can confidently predict no blistering with the super-soft tyres, then we will allocate those tyres as much as possible in the remaining races."

Bridgestone has already made plans to bring the super-soft and the medium tyre to Valencia, while the soft and the hard will be used at the British Grand Prix.

The first race where its new 'super-soft' policy could be introduced, therefore, is the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim that takes place at the end of July.

But despite the eagerness to go more radical on the tyre choices, Hamashima is well aware that the track characteristics in Montreal contributed greatly to not allowing the tyres to work at their best.

"It's very smooth so the tyres didn't deform enough to get enough temperature, especially in the beginning of the race," said Hamashima. "We learned so many things during this race and will analyse the tyres to learn for the future."


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It sounds like they were overwhelmed at the reaction to the tyres producing the unpredictability in Canada. All of Bridgestone's tyres are fine in my opinion, but, if pitstops need to be made more frequently then the extra tyre wear will create better racing if certain drivers tyres wear out quickly.

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PostSubject: Re: Bridgestone to supply soft tyres for more races?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:48 am

I thinkit'll make very little differce it was the training / wear that made things interesting. On both types of tyres.

Want to liven it up, limit the fuel to 30 less than needed and supply only qualifing tyres that will do 5 laps.l
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PostSubject: Re: Bridgestone to supply soft tyres for more races?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:28 pm

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Want to liven it up, limit the fuel to 30 less than needed and supply only qualifing tyres that will do 5 laps.l

And don't forget the sprinkler system - lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bridgestone to supply soft tyres for more races?   Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:20 am

I think it would make a positive impact, usually on the faster courses Bridgestone bring their hardest tyres. Using softer tyres would see them wear out quite quickly with the high loads at tracks like Silverstone.

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PostSubject: Re: Bridgestone to supply soft tyres for more races?   Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:12 pm

both types of tyres have to wear. So the current super soft should become the new extra hard.

If there isn't wear on both types, you get 8 laps on soft and finish the race on the hard ones and it makes no difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Bridgestone to supply soft tyres for more races?   Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:54 am

Not really, because different drivers wear out their tyres in different ways - so that will lead to some extra passing and unpredictability. The same tyre compounds are being used in Valencia as they were in Canada, so lets see how many the super soft tyre lasts there.

I don't think that the current hard tyre is needed anywhere, Alonso did a whole race on the medium compound tyre at Monaco with no issues - that shouldn't happen.

I propose that only the super soft tyres and soft tyres are used for all races as a reasonable compromise.

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PostSubject: Re: Bridgestone to supply soft tyres for more races?   Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:40 am

if the tyre (harder) last too long then it makes the races more boring.
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