The 2007 formula 1 season will see some new tyre rules and regulations brought in by the FIA which apparently will give formula one fans more of an insight into the teams “race strategies” and make things more “exciting”.


Each formula 1 team will be given at the beginning of each race weekend two compounds of tyres chosen by Bridgestone. The options available are: Hard, Medium, Soft and Supersoft (isn’t the last one a brand of loo paper?). Each team will be required to use both types of compound during the race. At the beginning of the race each team must then inform the FIA which compound they are starting off on, which will then be published for all to see.

Ok maybe I’m missing something here, but its not going to take a chimpanzee with a degree in rocket science to work out then what tyres they will change to and consequently how that will affect race strategy…..

Personally I would prefer to see the great race strategists sitting on the pitwall po-faced and serious frantically scribbling in what look like their colouring books, than watching Pat Symonds and Luca Baldisserri falling off their pitwall stools and hot-footing it down the pitlane to see what each other are doing. Although I’m sure the hot-footing might be amusing to watch considering Baldisserri is about four foot tall (bless his cotton socks) and Pat Symonds enjoys one too many cigarettes…

Will fag-ash lil beat baldisserri down the pitlane to the tyre noticeboard?

Surely the whole excitement of race strategies is trying to second guess what they are going to be doing, and being surprised when they do something else…..?

The FIA have in addition brought in new regulations to prevent drivers dashing for the pits in the event the safety car is brought out on track. So instead we will be forced to watch 22 cars driving round really slowly behind the safety car (yawn) instead of getting to watch the pit-crews scramble madly in a few minutes of mad-cap exciting pitlane action.

One has to wonder what strange regulation the FIA will come up next, do away with the pitwall altogether and make Kimi and Felipe have to plan their own pit-stops?

The ferrari pitwall: a thing of the past?

I know its a difficult job being the FIA and having to keep 11 gangs of miscreant over-grown over-enthusiastic cheating anoraks in check….but do they really have to keep coming up with these naff rules?

Two muppets or is it in fact the FIA?