Interesting document with Max Mosley's say:
|Two key elements must be known about the Indianapolis circuit:
_ Turn 13, with its severe banking, is the only turn of its kind in a season of 19 races.
_ Testing at Indianapolis was not possible.
As a consequence, in order to define the specification of its tyres for Indianapolis, Michelin had to carry out simulation work based on the results of less severe testing at other venues and on estimations concerning the specific conditions likely to be met at Indianapolis in 2005.
The Michelin investigations have revealed that the loads exerted on the rear left tyre through Turn 13 at Indianapolis were far superior to the highest estimations of Michelin's engineers. This year, the situation through this corner turned out to be altered by the extreme combination of the speed, lateral acceleration and additional dynamic load. The tyres which Michelin took were therefore insufficiently adapted to the extreme conditions of Turn 13 in 2005.This was a problem.
As a consequence:
1. Based on these investigations, Michelin has revised its simulation model for 'banked' corners such as Turn 13 at Indianapolis in view of the special effects caused by this corner.
2. Michelin requests that it be possible in the future to undertake testing at Indianapolis before the Grand Prix.
3. Michelin confirms that it will be present with safe, competitive tyres at the forthcoming Grand Prix races.
|Peter, earlier in the interview, said that most teams had made air pressure and camber adjustments and hadn't had a problem.("although they hadn't made any long runs") He said it was the opinion of the drivers he'd talked to on Saturday that that would work. He felt that Michlin exagerated the safety issue.|