Originally Posted by wxwax
How would you define the word "best"?
I'm trying to think of a scenario in F1 in which everyone -- each and every team -- would agree that the tire supplier is providing the "best" tire.
I can't do it. Can you?
If you're instructed to build a tire that degrades within a dozen laps when you're capable of building one that will last most of the race at lap record pace, then yes, that's a pretty good definition. We're not talking here about a custom tire that works only with one car (Schmacher and Ferrari). It seems reasonable to have a control tire to average out across all teams. But it shouldn't be one where we have the risible formulation that the fastest slow team won.