On Tuesday, 20 February 2018 03:35:27 UTC, ~misfit~ wrote:
> Once upon a time on usenet News wrote:
> > On 2/19/2018 5:45 AM, Ar wrote:
> >> On 18/02/18 11:12, ~misfit~ wrote:
> >>> .... as well as some info on Pirrelis 2018 tyres.
> >>> https://youtu.be/mZbtsXJRMJ0
> >> The tyre choices for 2018 are:
> >> Hard
> >> Soft
> >> Super soft
> > Forgot HyperShyte
> >> We're the FIA and looking for more gimmicks
> >> etc.
> >> etc.
> >> Wet
> >> Super wet
> > Wet & Wild
> >> So much for the FIA and their "cost cutting" F1 plan.
> > So much for "the spectacle."
> It will increase the spectacle if one driver's on a tyre much much softer
> than another of otherwise equal pace... Pirelli are trying out bringing
> tyres that aren't sequential at a race or two this year. So there will be
> more likely to be teams on different strategies rather than "pit if he does"
> "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
> little classification in the DSM*."
> David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
> (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
The problem here is that there is so much data around that the chances of
a team making a completely duff decision on tyres is almost non-existent.
To really make tyre use exciting in terms of the racing, the teams need
supplying with one type of tyre only, about which they have relatively
little data and which is designed not to be able to run full race distance.
Perhaps designed with an intent to reach 40% race distance, so you end up
with a 2 or 3 stop likelihood, but a potential to reach 50% if the car is
easy on the tyres.
Broadly when cars are on different tyres, the spectator realises they are
watching a fake battle. IMHO.