I’d prefer that Formula 1 would have a tire supplier and that they would bring a few compounds to each race and allow the teams to pick the compounds that work best for their chassis on any given circuit and let them run.
According to an AUTOSPORT article, I may be getting part of my wish:
“For 2016 Pirelli will add a fifth compound to its selection, and it will nominate three choices per weekend – one of which will be mandatory for all teams
Teams will then get to choose which of the remaining two compounds they want to use alongside the mandatory option, and the rule requiring both types of tyre to be used in the race will remain.”
Pirelli say they are working on a super-super-soft tire as well for 2016 but they are still adamant that they need more testing in order to get the tires to a level they feel is optimum.
Perhaps at least being able to choose a compound you like best is good but mandating that teams have to use two different compounds is an idea that, quite honestly, has run its course. It was all devised over a dodgy Canadian Grand Prix in which the tires were wonky and made it really difficult for the teams.
I’ve never been keen on ushering in a construct that was an error because it had a big impact on the racing. Let’s just fix the racing and not throw constructs at it shall we?
If they really want to add spice to the show, then bring in multiple tire suppliers and let the fur fly.
HAa Tip: AUTOSPORT