Sebastian Vettel hasn't make F1 dull - Pirelli has
The last two races at Spa & Monza have lacked much of the action seen earlier in the season
The last two races at Spa and Monza were far from the classic status they have acclaimed over their long and illustrious histories.
Some of that can be blamed on Sebastian Vettel's dominance, but I think there is another reason - Pirelli.
When was the last time you heard a driver whinging over team radio about his tyres going off dramatically? The start of this season was all about the tyres and how the drivers and teams couldn't get the 2013 spec Pirelli's to last more than 10-15 laps.
Since the tyre exploding saga at the British Grand Prix, Pirelli were forced to introduce a new tyre construction, which has proven much more durable and, as a result, have spoilt the racing.
Pirelli were forced to bring it's hardest compounds to the last two races in Spa and Monza, the extreme G-Forces seen through the high speed corners of Eau Rouge and Pouhon puts very high loads through the tyres.
While the Monza race is slightly different in that it is always known for low degradation because of the low downforce the cars run, softer compound tyres would not cope with the high speeds.
For the next race on the streets of Singapore, we will see the super-soft compound for the first time since Montreal backed up with the soft compound last seen in Budapest.
As a result the return of the softer compounds may see a return to the higher degradation seen at the earlier races and spice up the racing, certainly F1 bosses will be hoping so.
After a four-stop strategy was required at the Spanish Grand Prix back in May there was such an outcry from teams and drivers that something had to be done.
Pirelli and the FIA refrained from such moves until the events at Silverstone, however, now all of those teams who were complaining are quiet, coincidence? I think not.
Ferrari and Lotus who were very competitive at the start of the season using their ability to protect the fragile tyres to be on the same level as Red Bull and Mercedes even if the single lap performance wasn't there, however when was the last time either team had a car in the lead of a race?
While I completely agree that the tyres needed changing after the events of Silverstone, I am concerned that at the start of the season the higher degrading tyres were improving the racing as well as giving more teams a chance to compete, now we are left with two teams with a chance of winning the last seven races and relying almost solely on DRS to provide the overtaking.
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