It was typically anticipated that the rally would give attention to pilot doubts concerning the present era of Pirelli tires. The sensitivity of the compounds has meant that tires are typically dictated by tire administration, proscribing strategic decisions and forcing drivers to run extra slowly than they want.
However within the course of, the assembly – held instantly after the same old pilots' briefing on Friday evening – included a bigger briefing attended by F1 Director Ross Brawn, the FIA security consultant. and race director, Charlie Whiting, and Pirelli sports activities director Mario Isola. Autosport understands that the drivers' opinions relating to the subsequent era of System 1 guidelines for 2021 and past have been reviewed.
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Though groups have lengthy been concerned within the formation of latest rules, normally by means of the technique group, it’s uncommon to seek the advice of pilots.
"It was fascinating and fairly lengthy," stated Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso. "We talked about loads of issues.
"In the meanwhile, we’re looking for the perfect instructions for the way forward for System 1, they usually [Formula 1 Group and the FIA] are listening to the pilots' perspective, which, for my part, is basically necessary
"The groups are nonetheless attempting to get advantages with their energy and are attempting to steer the FIA in some methods.As drivers, we could also be extra goal and simply say what's fallacious." They want vehicles to make it much more satisfying.
"We weren’t all in settlement, however we roughly shared our perspective on what we have to enhance – to have the ability to observe extra carefully, all these issues that we are able to enhance to enhance the present.
"We talked about tires, and he [Isola] wished to elucidate their place [Pirelli’s] and attempt to decide the route to observe sooner or later. "
It’s now too late to make substantial adjustments to the tires that shall be obtainable subsequent 12 months, nevertheless. Pirelli is already engaged in a development shift geared toward bettering tire administration through the use of extra heat-resistant supplies. The mixes themselves shall be totally different, with a bigger working vary.
However groups and drivers shall be concerned within the dialogue to reach at higher decisions for which compound shall be obtainable at particular races.
"It’s true that we developed our merchandise [for 2019] we can’t change it now," stated Isola. "However we are able to make a distinct alternative, take a distinct strategy, so it's necessary to grasp what the pilots anticipate."
"We need to cut back the variety of homologated compounds, however we now have the correct delta between the compounds, and we enhance the wear and tear profile to scale back the chance of blistering – that is what we now have skilled this 12 months in some races.
"You will need to take heed to their opinion [the drivers’] They drive the automobile and we must always take heed to them on the finish of the day. "
Further report by Oleg Karpov