Paul Lashes out at Max


Tony Dodgins at did a great article on Minardi Boss Paul Stoddart regarding the tire issue. His claim is that Max is liable for any fatalities that may occur.

“Minardi boss Paul Stoddart has sounded a warning, hitting back at FIA president Max Mosley, who recently made it plain that he viewed tyre safety as the responsibility of the teams and tyre companies.
“We are going into potentially the most litigious race of the year,” Stoddart said. “I have said publicly that I do not agree with these tyre regulations and I’ll state it again because in the event of a bad or fatal situation, I would not want to be one of the people responsible for bringing them in.”

I have posted as much and been critical of the tire rule for some time now. Your thoughts?

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Certainly, the supe-soft ones did not work at Melbourne. For some teams, the outcome of the race was influenced by the tyre strategy -or lack of it-. IT’s stupid to force teams to use two type of tyres, leave that to GP2 or some other inferior spec series.

It’s crazy also that Bridgestone did not come up with two reasonable compounds, but that’s a consequence of a series with no competition between several tyre manufacturers. That’s sad and dangerous for the drivers.

I still miss the extraordinary Michelins