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Michelin Not The Only One With Problems..  
User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

After watching Nascar (wich i usually don't watch) this weekend i saw that the Goodyear tires also have major problems... lots of cars wich had to leave the race because of flat tires, but with a much lower speed than in the F1...

how does it come that the americans only complain about F1 when they have a problem for once, but when Nascar has a problem nobody say's anything about it.....


please explain

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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13200 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Goodyear is an exclusive supplier of tires to NASCAR upper levels. NASCAR mandated slight changes in tires to reduce speeds, and this has meant higher rates of tire failures on high speed tracks that are hard on tires. There has been an increasing rate of tire problems and failures this summer as the temps are at their peak levels. NASCAR allows virtually unlimited tire changes, with most drivers changing tires 2-3 times a race, depending on the length. NASCAR also mandates special safety tires systems, with inner 'tires' on the inside of the wheel in case of a blowout or damaged tire. NASCAR is already working with Goodyear trying to resolve the higher tire failure rates for the safety of the drivers. Also, all but 2 of the top level Nextel Cup races are held on 'oval' tracks, but even those tracks vary as to banking, angle of turns, length of straights, overall track length, acheivable top speeds. Two races are held on road tracks in Califronia and Watkins Glen, New York.

User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Goodyear owns the market so there is no push to innovate in NASCAR. Hell, if someone came up with something new NASCAR would probably outlaw it the next race.

Also, a tire failure on one of those cars at top speed is a hell of a lot less critical than a tire failure on an F1 car..

I would probably have to actually watch NASCAR or give a damn about the outcome of a race to be pissed off over tire failures. There would be a huge uproar if Goodyear ever had most of the field for a race pulled from the race because of their tire issues.


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

because the USA watches Nascar every weekend, and they had 1 honest problem, and F-1 did a pathetic job letting only 6 cars to race.
Also, F-1 is getting too pathetic with it´s policys, no tire change, not this, no that....bla bla bla....too much for fans, sometime people get enough.



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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Also, a tire failure on one of those cars at top speed is a hell of a lot less critical than a tire failure on an F1 car..

thats why its harder to make a good F1 tire...

because the USA watches Nascar every weekend, and they had 1 honest problem, and F-1 did a pathetic job letting only 6 cars to race.
Also, F-1 is getting too pathetic with it´s policys, no tire change, not this, no that....bla bla bla....too much for fans, sometime people get enough.


so you let people drive 340 km/h + with the fact that they could blow a tire anytime and hitting a wall with that speed?

again a prove that youre brains aren't at the place they should be


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 4):
so you let people drive 340 km/h + with the fact that they could blow a tire anytime and hitting a wall with that speed?

yeap, to make it more exciting to watch, or you gonna tell me that a crash from time-to-time isn´t fun?

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 4):
again a prove that youre brains aren't at the place they should be

god made me like this, please report you complaints to the upper level



Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlo, Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Adriano, Robinho, Ronaldo
User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2491 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

yeap, to make it more exciting to watch, or you gonna tell me that a crash from time-to-time isn´t fun?


guess you never heard of senna....

and yes a crash is fun, but not on long runs were they hit 340 +


god made me like this, please report you complaints to the upper level


anyone makes faults in theire live... even god

[Edited 2005-07-19 20:32:44]

User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 6):
guess you never heard of senna....

probably more than you did....it´s the risk inherent to the job



Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Roque Junior, Roberto Carlo, Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Adriano, Robinho, Ronaldo
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