Dumb and Dumberer

So remember my post: Most Stupid Decision ever? where I said there was going to be enforced tire changes between one hard and one soft (one of which was painted red on the side so you could tell what was going on) even though they didn’t help strategy and was simply a marketing move by Bridgestone to keep people interested in the tyres? And how it was completely stupid.

Well they’ve listened to me and decided not to have a red rule.

But they are going to force the teams to change tires anyway, between hard and soft and now they just aren’t going to have red on them. So you won’t even know what’s going on.

There is a suggestion that the teams might have to disclose their strategy moments after the race starts which would be something I guess. But why not just not do it? Why not just leave the fact that the tyres aren’t going to be relevent this year exactly that way.

Also on tyre related stupidity did you hear the one about a Formuala 1 commission to reduce costs which suggested that there should only be a limited spec of tyres made which means that there are only warm tires because teams only go racing during the summer months – but forgot that teams go testing in the winter which means instead of 1 extra design of tyre all of the teams will be flying out all of their cars, crew and drivers to Bahrain to their testing which… Costs lots more. Well done everyone – trebles all round.

About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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