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Old 05-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #953
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Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
To my knowledge (I watch Prac 2, qualy and the race each weekend) in the 5 races so far, only two tires -- out of hundreds -- have delaminated. And one of those was presumed to be the result of contact. So, only 1 delamination in 15 race days.

Not bad, if my numbers are right.
Except your numbers aren't right.
Max Chilton
Hamilton
Massa x 2
Di Resta

This is a huge increase compared to normal. Only a rate of 0 delaminations is acceptable.

Pirelli claims all instances of delamination were caused by debris. Debris is a given in F1. So, what to do about it? I understand the argument against changing tire specs up to the point where it becomes a safety issue. Then something must be done. Pirelli will be making some changes, so hopefully there won't be any more delaminations.
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