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F1 cars will be ‘two seconds slower' with 18-inch tyres

Mercedes technical director James Allison predicts that the 18-inch tyres coming for 2022 will slow cars down by two seconds per lap. As part of the new regulations which will now come in to F1 from 2022, cars will race with 18-inch tyres produced by Pirelli. But Allison expects them to make the cars lap up to two seconds slower. “All things being equal, the bigger rims, low-profile rubber is always going to be a worse tyre than the sort of tyres that we have on our racing car today,” he said on the F1 Nation podcast. “That sort of balloon-type tyre that you see on our cars today and have seen on racing cars for decades is a really good solution for going quickly. “It allows the...
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