Medium TyresToday's F1 cars are running 18-inch wheels (up from 13 inches in recent years) with the widths unchanged - 305mm... There's more..., or mediums, are identified by their yellow sidewalls and are one of three compoundsThe compound is a reference to the rubber that the tyre's wearing surface is constructed from. Pirelli has developed a... There's more... available for each race. The other two are Soft and Hard.
The teams receive 3 sets of Medium tyres for the weekend and must change to a different compound at least once during the race.
F1F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... Tyres are supplied by PirelliPirelli is the exclusive supplier of tyres to Formula 1 having secured the contract in 2011. The range consists of... There's more... and they have six standard compounds to select from labelled C0 (hardest) to C5 (softest).