We just saw a more than a half race distance long stint on Bridgestone super-soft (the softest, yes) tyres, on a circuit which is for sure not low on tyre wear, with a surface temperature around 40 degrees celsius during the race on a warm sunny day, performed by a car which is not leanest on its tyres.
Does this means that Bridgestone hard tyres are good for like half of a season?
I mean, there’s no rule of 8 tyre sets per season, there’s a rule for 8 engines.
So why Bridgestone are providing the sport with such durable and inconsistent (complaints are up and down the pitlane for second season in a row) rubber?..
Do you think the situation will get better when Pirelli arrives? What do you know about last generation of Pirelli tyres that was in the sport in early 90s? I’ve heard they were really unpredictable and inconsistent, but the technology was way different back then.
Have your say, gentlemen.