Today’s F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... cars are running 18-inch wheels (up from 13 inches in recent years) with the widths unchanged – 305mm at the front and 405mm at the rear.
Pirelli is the exclusive supplier of tyres to Formula 1 having secured the contract in 2011. The range consists of... has produced a range of The compound is a reference to the rubber that the tyre's wearing surface is constructed from. Pirelli has developed a... referred to as C1 refers to the compound of the rubber that the tyre's wearing surface is constructed from. Pirelli has developed a... (hardest) to C5 (softest) and they select three of the compounds to produce Hard, Medium and Soft Compounds for each race weekend. In addition to this Intermediate Tyres (Inters) are the cross-over tyre between slick for a dry track and wets where there is standing water.... and Wet Tyres (Wets) are designed to provide maximum grip in heavy rain. Four tyres will shift 240 litres of water... are available.
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The image shows a 2021-spec 13-inch Formula One is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport... tire on the left and to its right, a 2022-spec 18-inch F1 tire.