That only works if you are on better rubber than the person you are overtaking so it follows to be on better rubber you need to preserve them in the warm up phase.Overtaking tends to require using your tyres hard sooner rather than later
afterall if it wasn't needed soon one wouldnt need to overtake at all,
its harder to overtake on worn tyres
for an aggressive charger, tyres that are more durable mean one can overtake earlier (sooner) with less worry about later
the overall race strategy may improve for drivers who traditionally take a lot from their tyres,
ergo, the more aggressive driver who likes to overtake is a little better off, with the new tyres?
and if you like these types of drivers, you will not be too distressed by the reports of the increased durabilty
Personally I think this will improve the racing element whilst the closeness of the compounds will allow more divergence on strategy between the teams
I'm assuming your references are to try and convince me that lewis is the best overtakeer in F1 at the present time which is the kind of spurious argument I will not get involved with as there is no evidence to support such a disceptation.
lets not confuse aggressive with being a good overtaker, this is not the Lewis Hamilton thread.
I still maintain that Mark Webber's poor season was caused by his inability to manage his tyres especially the rears and Lewis's woes had nothing whatsoever to do with the tyres...
Fortunately or unfortunately depending on your point of view tyre management has become an integral part of todays F1, probably to counter act the no refueling rule, and will remain so for the next season al least.You're half right. Hamilton was so often in the vicinity of Massa last year because his tyre management paled in comparison to others, particularly his team-mate's. I think you can see in Hamilton's performances in Malaysia and Japan (for example) at least the knock on effects of sub-optimal tyre analysis.