F1 Tyres

Today’s F1 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 has produced a range of compounds referred to as C0 (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 and Wet tyres are available.

Read more in our FAQ on Tyres – here

The image shows a 2021-spec 13-inch Formula One tire on the left and to its right, a 2022-spec 18-inch F1 tire.

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan