This is the second time you've started a new thread recently highlighting hard tyres, the other was 12 days ago... Tyres - What's going on?
You say above that it makes no sense whatsoever for hard tyres to be competitive at low temperatures but it does make sense if you think about it.
The league in which you compete have tyre rules enabled so everyone HAS to use two compounds. The two circuits that have prompted you to post on the forum are Italy and China. Both of these have high speed straights which makes it easier to get temperature into the tyres and these two circuits have the biggest time loss of any circuit for a pit stop which incentivises people to do fewer pit stops, even if it means selecting a slower compound.
So IMO tyres don't need to be sorted ASAP, it's simply a case of choosing the best strategy for the race taking into account the many factors that are influential (race distance / tyre rules on-off / refuelling rules on-off / pit loss / tyre wear / temperature / other teams strategy etc.).
Out of interest I was just reading your league wall and see that you are still trying to use Hard tyres as a penalty to handicap the top three managers. This worked before the tyre update in August last year, I'm surprised that nobody in your league has picked up on ther fact that in some scenarios forcing people to run the Hards is not a penalty.
Your current poll is for the top three teams to be forced to start on SS. At some circuits this will also be a benefit rather than a handicap. Depending on conditions and circuit all tyres compounds are now useable.
If you really want to handicap people then you should insist that full wets are used for the first stint in dry races and a dry compound in a wet race. This would see the top managers qualifying at the back and force them into making an extra pit stop.
Rules & Regulations state a clear difference between all four dry tyres at different temperatures. Many others agree that this is simply not the case anymore. Maybe the rules & regs need re-writing? What we seems to have now is, SS 4 or 5 laps, S 7 or 8 laps, M (pushed) 9 or 10 laps and H (pushed) 11 or 12 laps. We've gone from Softs being utterly dominant to choose hards and mediums and one stop... in any temp. Just make sure you're fuelled up to push. Maybe you're right, and this is absolutely fine. But to a a lot of us we've lost the joy of tyre selection and gambling on the back of temps and distance. All that really needed to change was Hards being given a slighlty bigger operating temp, and Softs going off a bit sooner to make them less dominant.
I will pass on your recommendations on using wet tyres as a penalty to the group.
Thank you for replying, I know I sound a bit irate but I genuinely love this game. And I'm not the only one that feels the same. Thank you Kevin. 😎