Yes it looks like that once again tyres will play a key role in the 2013 Formula One World Championship. However Niki Lauda feels that this years tyres have already affected this season’s World Championship as well as last season’s.Lauda feels that many fans do not understand how the tyres work and as a result are left scratching their heads when they appear to have a variable performance. In my opinion I disagree with Lauda. Mainly because the tyres provide more thrilling races than we have had previously. Furthermore I do not believe that today’s F1 fans feel that the tyre situation is confusing at all. As a F1 fan, I feel you can comfortably see when a driver is trying to go for a two stop or a three stop strategy. This is because you can see how many laps they are completing on each stint which indicates what strategy they are likely to be on.However, on an overall perspective on the tyre situation so far in 2013; I feel that they are not taking away anything from the sport. This is because they are adding another dimension to the sport. The championship winner may not be won by the driver who had the fastest car throughout the season but whoever had the best car throughout the season. Some of you may ask what do I mean about the best car? Well the championship may come down to the team who has a car that has enough speed but is able to preserve their tyres the best. The strategists on the pit wall will also add to the car winning the championship by seeing the correct strategy at the right time in order to maximise what their car can achieve. Furthermore the work of the pit crew is so important now than it used to be. This is because if any mistakes had happened in the pit stops, a handful of places can be lost in the race. This was evident with McLaren last year. They could have run away with the championship if it was not for finger trouble in the pit stops.Some of you may now say that you want the drivers to attack a 100% throughout the race in order for the best drivers to win. However if the sport was like this we may see some great racing but there may no way of the car overtaking another car at places at Monaco. At Monaco strategy is essential if you are behind another car and you want to get past. Furthermore the sport would be full of aggressive drivers rather than a mix of aggressive and smooth drivers such as the McLaren pair of Jenson Button and Sergio Perez. The tyres and pit stops add a level of excitement to the race for an hour and a half. If there was no pit stops in a race and the car found it difficult for an hour and a half to pass in the DRS zone, then we will just see cars follow each other for the whole race and the sport becomes boring.So to sum up I feel that the tyres add to the sport rather than take away from the spectacle. Also I feel that the F1 fans do understand what is going on with tyre strategy throughout the race and if you were a bit unsure the commentators and pit lane reporters do a very good job of letting us know exactly what is happening.