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F1 Debacle

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Capt. Orygun, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    In a show of definance all but six cars pulled into the pit during the 1st lap of the American Grad Prix. Michellin and Bridgestone makes all the tires for F1, problem is the Mich tires were declared unsafe to run at Indy early today. F1 refused to allow a Schkain (sp?) to be put in turn 13 (which was where the concern came from). So six Bridgestone wrapped cars are all that populate round 9 of the constructor's championship... and fans are throwing shit on the track :(
     
  2. totalburnout

    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    If I were a F1 driver I would have done the same thing; life is too precious and its senseless to wrecklessly put your life on the line in an attempt to appease your sponsor.

    Mich can go f*ck itself ten ways from Tuesday. I despise them and their product.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    werd. michelin tires fucking blow.

    the only reason they are still in business is because a lot of car companies use them as OE's.

    their pilot sports are ok... but they are like 200 bucks a tire. fuck that. you can get a better tire for 1/3 the price from every other brand.
     
  4. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    but in F1, they are alot better then the brigestones simply because everyone except ferrari uses them, so all the other teams R&D can help to develope a better tire.
     
  5. Speedracer228

    Speedracer228 ......

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    this is such shit, i came home tonight to watch it( i taped it) Michelin = teh suck.... and the FIA also eats it for not letting them run the other tires michelin sent over.

    If i drove all the way out there, and paid good money to see that. I would be livid


    that is all
     
  6. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Mich IMO makes some kick ass bike tires.

    I used bridgestones on my B6 and saw about 3000 miles on the rear tire.
    I run pilot sports on my CBR and have seen 6000 miles out of my rear tire as with 8000+ out of my front tire.

    IMO they stick better and last 2-3times as long!

    as far as cars go I've never run any of michelin products but when it comes to bikes I rate them A+++
     
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    brc80 Senior Member

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    I side with brigestone on this one. They did there homework and brought the right tire. The other teams could have ran the race but just finished behind because there tires couldnt hang. Thats like showing up woth the wrong springs and asking them to change the track so you can be competitive.
     
  8. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd: :werd: :werd:
     
  9. Bob Vila

    Bob Vila ɐןıʌ qoq Admin VIP

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    Who cares about tires, give me Danica

    :lub: vote fore me!
     
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