Yeah but after 3 dray races the winner was the first driver leading the race at the first lap... Not really a lottery!
Slightly off topic and I'm aware that the Pirelli compounds have changed quite a bit since but there was a tyre test in Abu Dhabi (not entirely dissimilar conditions to Bahrain) at the end of of the 2010 season, so they may have a little bit of data on what to expect in a warm, dusty, desert climate.The big problem I see with the Bahrain race was that Pirelli had not run there, and I am guessing not a lot else had either, so not only was there issues with a dirty track, the tyres were probably not really suited.
Brundle said that Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Singapore all use stone imported from Shropshire in the track surface.
First of all there are several drivers complaining, and they are not losing out the most.yes Schumacher with custom made Bridgestones in his hey day
The seven-time champion added: "If 80 or 90% complain, maybe Pirelli should think about it.
"I don't think it is right only one or two teams can handle it and the rest struggle so much."
Thats rubbish. Do you know who the last winner from 11th was?Pole position is now 11th place. If you can come 11th fastest in Q2 and you have a decent car for the race then you have a net pole. That is a sensationalist version of my understanding of things as they are in F1 at the moment.