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Old 28th October 2005, 15:58   #16
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That could also indicate that ferrari have pressured their pet dog (read as Mosley) to change the rules 'cos they're not winning.
Reasons ..... Reasons.... Then Ferrari would have asked their pet dog not bite (read rule change) last year.
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Rule changes this year have been made primarily keeping TV audiences in mind. the mind-numbingly boring single lap qualifying was the biggest culprit. As for tyre changes, that was a stupid rule to begin with.

However it's common knowledge that the first round of rule changes a couple of years ago were to unsettle Ferrari from its position. The change in points format was in direct relation to Ferrari's dominance. Sad that the FIA didn't have the foresight to let things take their course and allow the other teams to win on their own merrit, which was bound to happen.
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Eg. - In 2001, it was 1st year for Michelins, Fisi was in Benetton and was running on Michelins, his tyres (i don remember all 4 or 2) were not changed just to keep Coulthard back and it was not so that he preserved his tyre through out the race, infact David was on his tail the whole time. Ultimately he lost that place but got a podium finish.
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every tyre company bring two types of tyres to each gp
Soft Compound & Hard Compound
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Drivers have to decide by Saturdays practise session

Fisco was very much on hard compound tyres the race which you are talking about
many drivers have done it previously (JPM Austria 2002)
When doing a splash & Dash pit stop it helps in reducing pit stop time

enough off topic i guess
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Whatever the rules may be about tyres, iam expect bridgestone to perform better than Michelin and that may be the reason why Toyota and Williams swiched over to bridgestone even though Michelin had an advantage this season.
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Whatever the rules may be about tyres, iam expect bridgestone to perform better than Michelin and that may be the reason why Toyota and Williams swiched over to bridgestone even though Michelin had an advantage this season.
I think you have said the right thing my dear friend...Bridgestaone have found it real difficult to cope up with the single tyre per race rule...and the one that has been made now is totally in favour of them(remember 2002 and 2004, the years of total dominance of B-stone??, they swept away all the records)
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iam expect bridgestone to perform better than Michelin and that may be the reason why Toyota and Williams swiched over to bridgestone even though Michelin had an advantage this season.
Most likely Toyota and Williams want to get a haead-start with Bridgestone since there'll only be one tyre supplier from 2007 and no prizez for guessing who.



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remember 2002 and 2004, the years of total dominance of B-stone??, they swept away all the records
Even in their dominant years, Bridgestone did not will all rounds in a season...something which Michelin have done in 2005 (US gp not withstanding)
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Look, there is a case for both Ferrari and its rivals. The tyre rule definitely screwed Ferrari, but stop going overboard with issue. Their car wasn't really competitive. The engine rule screwed McLaren this year. What have you got to say about that? Look at it with an unbiased mind.
The truth is, Fernando Alonso and Renault are the new World Champions.
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Most likely Toyota and Williams want to get a haead-start with Bridgestone since there'll only be one tyre supplier from 2007 and no prizez for guessing who.
bang on.. thats the ONLY reason in fact
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One thing's for sure, Michelin are not too happy with the rule change.

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Michelin, annoyed at the FIA's plans for 2006, says that the move does not make sense considering the FIA's proclaimed policy of reducing costs.

"These new rules will immediately increase tyre development, production and logistics costs by 15% since, contrary to what has been said, the 2005 solutions can by no means be adapted to the new 2006 regulation," Michelin said. "This decision reveals a lack of technical understanding of the product and of what a tyre really is. In fact, tyre wear and grip are calculated to ensure an optimum performance for a specific distance. To switch from a tyre designed to run for 350 kms in 2005 to a tyre that can be changed every 100 kms (or less) in 2006 will require tyre manufacturers to design an entirely new generation of tyres and will therefore increase costs. As many have said and written in the past few weeks, we can only question the meaning behind this decision which negates all of the benefits of Michelin's research in 2005 to design a tyre capable of running for 350 kms, allowing its partners to win 18 races throughout the year."

Michelin went on question the FIA's "hidden motivations" for the 2006 F1 regulation and concluded that "once again, this event illustrates F1's problems of incoherent decision-making and lack of transparency'.
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