Why do drivers have to use both sets of tyres?

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    in.s@ne
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    Why do drivers have to use both sets of tyres?

    Post by in.s@ne on 28th December 2009, 16:38

    This just seems a bit odd to me. Next year they've removed refuelling so more overtaking happens on the track (+ cost and safety), so why then to drivers have to use both types of tyre?

    Having no-stoppers, one-stoppers, and two-stoppers on a softer compound seems better than having everyone two-stopping because they have to use both tyres...

    Just seems weird to me
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    Re: Why do drivers have to use both sets of tyres?

    Post by Ross on 28th December 2009, 18:50

    I agree about maybe there not needing to be more pit stops and in fact there should probably be less as it gives drivers even more incentive to try harder to overtake, but I like the tyre rule because it will push some of the lower teams to perhaps take some riskier gambles on how long they can last on the less durable of the two tyres in the race, and strategy always brings some excitement. Or, should I say, fills the excitement void left by lack of racing..


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    Re: Why do drivers have to use both sets of tyres?

    Post by f1nonstop on 29th December 2009, 05:12

    Everyone only has to one stop, not two, I think it's because they think it will mix up the racing some more while ensuring that no one tries to do no stop races.

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    Re: Why do drivers have to use both sets of tyres?

    Post by in.s@ne on 30th December 2009, 18:04

    f1nonstop wrote:Everyone only has to one stop, not two, I think it's because they think it will mix up the racing some more while ensuring that no one tries to do no stop races.

    Most teams two-stop though, because there's usually an "inferior" tyre.
    And I know it's supposed to mix up the races, but usually the compounds are so close to the same that it makes no difference whatsoever. Just seems really dumb. Either have a big gap, or throw it away all together

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