Pirelli choose three dry compounds of tyres from the seven different compounds available to bring to each race. But how to they decide which are the best compounds to bring? Here we look at how the track layout, the type of asphalt and the track environment all affect which tyre compounds are best suited to each race.
The life of a tyre is a complicated one. Want to understand more about graining, heat cycles, marbles, flat spots, blisters and more? Watch and see it all explained.
This is your one stop shop for tyre basics in 2018.
We've got some new compounds in 2018. What does this all mean?
We also go over the tyre rules again for those new to the sport.