Two mandatory pitstops idea gets thumbs down from F1 teams
10 December, 2013
Formula 1 teams have voted down a proposal to force drivers to make a minimum of two pitstops per grand prix in 2014.
Pirelli reportedly pushed for the rule after its calamitous and image-damaging 2013 season, where in trying to build aggressively-degrading tyres, the quality and safety of its products were called into doubt.
But despite Pirelli’s problems this year, Bernie Ecclestone insists that the Italian marque has done a good job.
“Pirelli did a wonderful job for us,” he wrote in the foreword to the official Formula 1 season review.
“I told them we don’t want tyres that last the race, we want tyres that nobody knows how they are going to last. We’ve got that too with the new engines next year,” the Formula 1 chief executive added.
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