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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-24-2005, 06:18 AM
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Undoubtably, there is a great deal of politics involved in the FIA and F1. I don't know about the idea that F1 wants only Bridgestone or that the FIA was trying to embarass Michelin. My point is that all 20 cars could have raced on the existing track, with no chicane, if Michelin hadn't forbidden it. They are to blame, no one else. Max Mosley's point about drivers changing their styles to suit the situation is correct. They do it all the time to save fuel or tires or brakes. The Michelin runners could have done that. Had there been a potential tire problem, it is NOT against the rules to change them. To just say, "We didn't bring the right equipment to the game so we want to change the rules," IMHO is just plain poor sportsmanship. Michelin will not admit that.
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Formula One is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport, of course that claim is debatable in the US, and although I'd like to see something else to compete, I still would like to see F1 be great, just without the dictatorship. I hope we will soon see a control tyre, one less variable to deal with, remove the tyre factor and we may get a clearer indication of the how good the teams are, I don't want to watch a tyre race, or to see how well a team adapts to a particular tyre, I mean Bridgestone excells in moderately damp conditions, Michelin doesn't or didn't even have an intermediate tyre so what happens when the conditions call for them, an exciting unpredictable race?, no, a boring one, of course this season is different but it could happen again. In fact get rid of them both and ask Good Year to come back

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PS what would've happened had Michelin been a control race at all?

It doesn't have a's just a car
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I just want then to bring back tire changes... The groved tires were enough. The ONE SET rule is BS.
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