Defeat makes Lauda moan - Pirelli

2013-03-20 07:39

Paul Hembery has hit back at Niki Lauda, after the former Formula 1 driver lashed out at Pirelli in the wake of the 2013 season opener.

Lauda, the outspoken former triple world champion and now Mercedes chairman, had told Bild newspaper the tyre situation in F1 is "absolutely stupid".

He said: "The situation with the tyres is absolutely stupid.Artificially creating more and more pitstops is wrong."

"Pirelli can't really help it as they are only doing what the FIA ordered them to do, but 90% of the time no one understands what is happening in the races now."

Pirelli's Hembery hit back: "Has Niki forgotten how boring the races used to be? It's always the same, we give the teams a new challenge, and if their driver doesn't win, they complain."
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  • Kwashic - 2013-03-20 09:14

    in other words.... we decide who wins using the tyres! therefore more excitement! Its turning into WEF Wrestling. more surprises for the spectators using tyre lotteries. Thy should let teams choose their own suppliers...no matter how stupid that seems.

      Cobus Fenwick - 2013-03-21 19:32

      Here is your wakeup call. Everybody has the same tyres of which they can pick to use according to policy. Which part don't you understand? Sutil bennefitted early, Vettel still trying to bennefit and Kimi managed the race to win it. Strategies!!!!!!!!!!!!!ps. Where did Grosjean and Webber finnish?

  • Cobus Fenwick - 2013-03-21 19:36

    @Paul Hembery: Did someone pay Lauda to talk that cr@p? Agree with you, it makes the strategies so much more exciting.

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