News Details

18-inch tyres ‘an interesting challenge’ for F1

Pirelli's desire to introduce bigger tyres to F1 took another step towards reality during last week's Silverstone group test, as Lotus ran the 18-inch creations on a hastily-modified E22. The tyre manufacturer's Paul Hembery is quick to point out that the 13-inch rubber currently in use in F1 is 'no longer relevant to the everyday road user', but admits that 18-inch tyres would be a big step for F1, even if other motorsport series have already adopted the bigger size. Lotus technical director Nick Chester was interested to see what difference the bigger wheels and tyres made to the current breed of F1 car, but revealed a number of changes had to be made to the E22 to accommodate the latest...
Full Story »
2y ago from Crash.net 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Lotus: Special to be first on new Pirelli 18 inch tyres

Charles Pic Charles Pic debuted Pirelli’s concept 18 inch tyres today at...
2y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Pirelli: The new tyres looked stunning

Charles Pic drives the Lotus with new Pirelli 18 inch tyres Pirelli’s...
2y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Pic: 18-inch tyres a big challenge

Charles Pic reckons Formula 1 won't find it easy swapping from 13-inch to...
2y ago from PlanetF1.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

MotoGP Assen: Gossip, rumour and intrigue

What happened to whom and why during the weekend's MotoGP excursions at...
3h ago from BikeSportNews.com

MotoGP Assen: Chassis changes finally give Rossi...

After suffering corner-entry problems all season, Rossi now has a MotoGP...
20h ago from BikeSportNews.com

Viñales 'can't explain' Dutch GP accident

– Maverick Viñales admitted he was at a loss to explain his...
4h ago from GPUpdate.net

Rossi: MotoGP title race 'unbelievable'

– Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has labelled the MotoGP title battle...
1d ago from GPUpdate.net

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Video of the Day: Road America highlights

Watch race highlights from the Kohler Grand Prix at Road America as Scott...
8h ago from GPUpdate.net

Road America to bring back $100 IndyCar ticket

The mark of a great event is when you have a good crowd and people want...
17h ago from Racer.com

IndyCar video: Kohler GP recap

Recapping all the weekend action from the Kohler Grand Prix at Road...
19h ago from Racer.com

RACER's IndyCar Road America race recap

RACER's Marshall Pruett and Robin Miller break down the Kohler Grand Prix...
1d ago from Racer.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

New spectator stage in Wales

Tir Prince Raceway hosts floodlit opener on Thursday night
52m ago from WRC.com

Citroën’s Mikkelsen upgrades

Citroën’s Mikkelsen upgrades Citroën Racing has begun adapting its...
2h ago from WRC.com

LIVE STREAMS ON WRC+ ORLEN 24th Rally Poland

LIVE STREAMS ON WRC+ORLEN 24th Rally Poland MORE THAN 5H LIVE COVERAGE...
2h ago from WRC.com

M-Sport World Rally Team Half Season Review Clip

M-Sport WRT Half Season Review Clip 2017
3h ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal fans troll Tottenham amid talk Ligue 1 star...

Arsenal fans are taking great pleasure in mocking their Tottenham...
3h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Barcelona set 10-day deadline for top target, both...

Barcelona have reportedly put in place a 10-day deadline to complete the...
3h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Premier League title odds: Every team's chances of...

Premier League title odds 2017/18 Mon, June 26, 2017 Which side is...
7h ago from Express.co.uk

Comments

Hottest News

Honda to run new spec 3 engine in Austrian GP

Honda will bring another engine upgrade to the... Read More »
1h ago from ThisIsF1.com

Verstappen hit with heavy fine after media snub

Max Verstappen wasn't a happy camper on Sunday,... Read More »
4h ago from F1i.com

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.