Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by 83 wins from 212 GPs for 39 » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 05:57:26


Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

Michelin has several teams running tests while Bridgestone has
(basically) only Ferrari.  Jordan and Minardi will test, but I'm
guessing there will be minimal feedback for Bridgestone.

Also, with the little struggling minnows McLaren running a third car on
Fridays....

-Bob

PS:  I already know what you're going to say about Ferrari's
'UNLIMITED' testing.  But that's the point of this post.  That's the
only way the amount of tire testing will be even close to balanced.

--
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Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by 83 wins from 212 GPs for 39 » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 08:28:50



Quote:
> Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

Whoops!!  Found my own answer at pitpass.com:

Michelin 60427.5 miles  97248 Kms

Bridgestone 12619.4 miles  20309 Kms

About a 5 to 1 ratio....  That seems fair.

-Bob

 
 
 

Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by F2004: 15 of 17 » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 08:27:59

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 14:57:26 -0600, 83 wins from 212 GPs for 39%

Quote:

>Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

By team, by driver, etc. :

http://www.pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=23641

Quote:
>Michelin has several teams running tests while Bridgestone has
>(basically) only Ferrari.  Jordan and Minardi will test, but I'm
>guessing there will be minimal feedback for Bridgestone.

>Also, with the little struggling minnows McLaren running a third car on
>Fridays....

Poo-ah widdle diddums...

Quote:
>PS:  I already know what you're going to say about Ferrari's
>'UNLIMITED' testing.  

Ferrari are not transgressing any regulation, the gang of nine are
creating a PR diversion from their overwhelming tire testing
advantages.

Quote:
>But that's the point of this post.  That's the
>only way the amount of tire testing will be even close to balanced.

"They" know that...  They're stupid, but not *stupid*...

 
 
 

Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by Drive » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 17:13:27

83 wins from 212 GPs for 39% skrev:

Quote:
> Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

> Michelin has several teams running tests while Bridgestone has
> (basically) only Ferrari.  Jordan and Minardi will test, but I'm
> guessing there will be minimal feedback for Bridgestone.

> Also, with the little struggling minnows McLaren running a third car on
> Fridays....

> -Bob

> PS:  I already know what you're going to say about Ferrari's
> 'UNLIMITED' testing.  But that's the point of this post.  That's the
> only way the amount of tire testing will be even close to balanced.

He he, you are worried now...
 
 
 

Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by Brian Lawrenc » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 17:52:46


Quote:
> Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

   Michelin      144,950 km
   Bridgestone    30,661 km

That's the total since testing started in November - the Pitpass data is
only since January 1.

--

Brian

 
 
 

Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by Brian Lawrenc » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 18:33:25

Quote:


>> Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

>   Michelin      144,950 km
>   Bridgestone    30,661 km

> That's the total since testing started in November - the Pitpass data is
> only since January 1.

Sorry, should have said, data from Forix.

   Michelin         74 days, 33,199 laps
   Bridgestone      65        7,280

--

Brian

 
 
 

Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by Brian Lawrenc » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 20:39:27

Quote:

>>> Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

>>   Michelin      144,950 km
>>   Bridgestone    30,661 km

>> That's the total since testing started in November - the Pitpass data is
>> only since January 1.

> Sorry, should have said, data from Forix.

>   Michelin         74 days, 33,199 laps
>   Bridgestone      65        7,280

More to the point I suppose is how many days/laps/km. have been done with the
tyres that have been taken to Melbourne?

I can't answer that question regarding Michelin, but I do know the numbers for
Bridgestone ...

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Zero days, zero laps, zero km.

Well okay, I lie - sort of - they were taken to Valencia last week, but the
weather precluded any meaningful lappery.

--

Brian

 
 
 

Bridgestone Testing Miles vs. Michelin Testing Miles

Post by Phil Newnha » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 20:56:03


Quote:


>>Has anyone calculated the number of testing miles/days for each tire?

> Whoops!!  Found my own answer at pitpass.com:

> Michelin 60427.5 miles  97248 Kms

> Bridgestone 12619.4 miles  20309 Kms

> About a 5 to 1 ratio....  That seems fair.

It has been like that for ages - it wasn't "fair" last year, either.
Perhaps if Bridgestone were worried, they should have made more of an
effort to keep Sauber and McLaren on their books. They've no one to
blame but themselves.

Of course, the point that the tyres are customised to the teams
individually is also lost in the all-powerful 5 to 1 statistic.

--
Phil

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