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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Test
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2010, 17:25  
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François wrote:
That's harsh and slightly unfair. Grosjean was having a very solid 2009 GP2 season and was a title contender before he had to replace Piquet. With no testing, a terrible car (and ugly too) and a team on the decline, decapitated and badly shaken by the Singapore scandal, his F1 campaign started in the worst possible circumstances, and his mediocre results shouldn't be held against him.

His impressive performances in GT1 and AutoGP series this year should serve as a reminder of how capable and promising a young driver he is. Let's hope this Pirelli test goes smoothly and opens up new F1 opportunities for him.


even Alonso said that Grosjean could have done well if he was in a toyota for example ( in comparison to Kobayashi ), because Renault didn't even had a simulator. But still, he was awful last year.
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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2010, 03:26  
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François wrote:
That's harsh and slightly unfair. Grosjean was having a very solid 2009 GP2 season and was a title contender before he had to replace Piquet. With no testing, a terrible car (and ugly too) and a team on the decline, decapitated and badly shaken by the Singapore scandal, his F1 campaign started in the worst possible circumstances, and his mediocre results shouldn't be held against him.

His impressive performances in GT1 and AutoGP series this year should serve as a reminder of how capable and promising a young driver he is. Let's hope this Pirelli test goes smoothly and opens up new F1 opportunities for him.


even Alonso said that Grosjean could have done well if he was in a toyota for example ( in comparison to Kobayashi ), because Renault didn't even had a simulator. But still, he was awful last year.


I agree with Francois, It is hard, coming in mid-season with no testing and being pitted against a double world champion with a team fully behind the other driver

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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Test
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2010, 14:45  
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With his masses of F1 experience, pace and renowned ability to keep the car on the road, Grosjean should be a great fit for this role.

Oh hang on, he's slow and crashes a lot. What are Pirelli doing??? De La Rosa would surely be more suitable.

Pirelli wanted to avoid favouring any individual team.
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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2010, 19:34  
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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2010, 20:11  
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has anyone heard Nick's opinion on 'would-be winner' Toyoyta's chassis?

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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2010, 20:14  
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has anyone heard Nick's opinion on 'would-be winner' Toyoyta's chassis?


nt come across it anywhere

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Its the TF109 not the TF110

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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2010, 20:32  
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Its the TF109 not the TF110


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PostPosted: 23 Sep 2010, 10:57  
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One thing I really hope for is that Pirelli will make soft tyres that actually are soft tyres :O
I think this years soft compounds are far too durable, except Canada there wasn't any real tyre wear that got you into trouble using the soft compound. It's pretty pointless to have two compounds and a mandatory pitstop when you can do a whole race distance on the soft compound.

Pirelli should change that to provide more action (and drama) :)

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De la Rosa will drive for Pirelli in Valencia on October.
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PostPosted: 23 Sep 2010, 17:26  
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One thing I really hope for is that Pirelli will make soft tyres that actually are soft tyres :O
I think this years soft compounds are far too durable, except Canada there wasn't any real tyre wear that got you into trouble using the soft compound. It's pretty pointless to have two compounds and a mandatory pitstop when you can do a whole race distance on the soft compound.

Pirelli should change that to provide more action (and drama) :)


agree with you. Though some teams start the weekend statung thatthere is performance difference between the two compounds (that too this year Bridgestone have been taking alternate compounds quite a bit), but come qualifying and race day, there is more or less no problems with the softer compounds which is frustrating from a viewer standpoint.
thats why i miss the michelin-bridgestone rivalry, they pushed the tyres to the edge. A budget cap and 2 different tyre types per weekend would work great in terms of tyre war IMHO

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PostPosted: 23 Sep 2010, 21:32  
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De la Rosa will drive for Pirelli in Valencia on October.

A good development, better tester than Grosjean

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