Why are the new tyres so shiny?

Category: Car components

…And does that make them slippery? 

Tyres are made by Pirelli exclusively for F1. The tyres are formed in a mould that has a chrome finish to help release the tyre, a process that produces a super-smooth, glossy, finish. 

The shine is superficial and is scrubbed off by the time the car has travelled the length of the pit lane so there is no risk of slipping or sliding. 

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