Tyre blankets, or tyre warmersTyre warmers, or tyre blankets, are used to pre-heat the tyre before it is put onto the car. Tyres need... There's more..., are used to pre-heat the tyre before it is put onto the car.
TyresToday's F1 cars are running 18-inch wheels (up from 13 inches in recent years) with the widths unchanged - 305mm... There's more... need to be at a certain temperature to be in the window for maximum gripGrip is the magic that holds the car on the road as it accelerates, turns and brakes at extreme levels.... There's more... so putting them on hot means the driverOK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... can attack immediately.
In categories where tyre warmers are not used the drive warms the tyres over a couple of laps y swerving, increasing the friction and generating heat.