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Possible new F1 Tyre Supplier for 2014

Post by BWard on Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:45 am

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Re: Possible new F1 Tyre Supplier for 2014

Post by PYLrulz on Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:05 am

"Slicks" that can be run in wet weather?!?

And the last time Michelin was in F1, they didn't have their shit straight, and that led to that debacle at Indy

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Re: Possible new F1 Tyre Supplier for 2014

Post by navycook75 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:18 am

Like I said in the other thread, bring Firestone to F1. I have heard no complaints about Firestone in Indycar.
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Re: Possible new F1 Tyre Supplier for 2014

Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:16 am

Slicks that work in the rain? Riiiight. I'm sure that'll displace a lot of water...
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Re: Possible new F1 Tyre Supplier for 2014

Post by bigdc48 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:15 pm

This isn't gonna end well.
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Re: Possible new F1 Tyre Supplier for 2014

Post by RealRacer4 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:13 pm

>Michelin claiming they can make slicks run well in wet weather.


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Re: Possible new F1 Tyre Supplier for 2014

Post by Milan655 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:25 pm

Ok, quick search around and it is indeed possible. Michelin already have introduced the Michelin treadless "wet" tyre into endurance racing for the LMP-1 cars. Both Audi and Toyota used year tyres during qualifying of this years and last years 24 Hours of Le Mans, while only Toyota used the tyres in the race.

While they claim the tyres are usable on wet surfaces, the actual connotations suggest that the tyres are usable solely in conditions which are too wet for slicks yet too dry for intermediates, I.E. conditions where the track has begun to dry (as in today's qualifying sessions).

Unfortunately, there is little documentation of the tyres so I have no idea how they work, all I know is they do work and have been used by the factory LMP-1 teams under the name of the "Hybrid" tyre.
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