No easy solution to tyre row, says Brawn

Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn does not agree that any imposition of a 'spec' wet tyre would solve the problems that afflicted Formula 1 in Brazil

No easy solution to tyre row, says Brawn

While FIA president Max Mosley has hinted that something in the sporting code might be used against teams that turn up with a tyre that is not suitable to race on, it seems that there was no agreement on changing the tyre rules among the teams.

"I think it's obvious that there were five teams who wanted to change it and five teams who didn't, so it didn't get anywhere," Brawn said at Imola. "The problem is that we are a competitive business. So, even if you have a statutory wet tyre with a certain land-to-sea ratio and depth of groove, the compounds would be selected to allow that type of tyre to work in optimum conditions, so they may not work in other conditions."

"Either it would be a very hard compound because we wanted it to work in, say, medium to dry conditions and needed a tyre that lasted. But where that wouldn't work would be in the very wettest conditions. Or the opposite - a very soft compound that worked well in the rain but in conditions that were merely damp would be very unstable.

"The nature of the business is that we try to beat each other. If there was one tyre company I could accept that we could have a statutory tyre that we could all race on. It would still be a compromise but you wouldn't be pushed in a certain direction. But, with two tyre companies, the only option really is to have two types of tyre."

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