Motorsport is having to increasingly confront the environmental impact of tyres and discarded rubber at race tracks. Here is how the industry is responding.
Pirelli’s head of F1 and car racing, Mario Isola, says there is little the tyre manufacturer can do to reduce the visibility problems drivers have reported in severely wet conditions.
Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola has said that removing tyre blankets from F1 in 2021 will have a bigger impact than any size change.
RaceFans’ special correspondent Dieter Rencken tackles more of your questions including whether F1 should have a tyre war and what Hermann Tilke has done for track design.
The thinner rubber which will be used at all F1 races in 2019 should “massively” reduce the blistering problem teams experienced last year, according to Pirelli.
Formula 1 teams are likely to continue using one-stop strategies to win races next year despite changes to tyres, according to Pirelli.
Formula 1 should give official tyre supplier Pirelli a new brief to produce rubber which allows drivers to race each other more closely, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes.
Pirelli has done more testing, created more aggressive tyres and been bolder with its compound choices. Will that create more exciting F1 races in 2018?
Pirelli’s new hyper-soft tyre will be used for the first time at the Monaco Grand Prix in May.
An F1 Fanatic poll shows little appetite for major change in F1 tyres with more fans questioning the Drag Rediction System.