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.
When the SC or VSC is called, drivers can get a pit stop "for free". What does this mean and how does this work? Let's explore!
How do strategists work out which combination of tyres, pitstops and engine modes make for the fastest strategy? Let's look at the basics of putting a race strategy together.
Everyone knows F1 cars have to switch to wet weather tyres in the rain. But why? How do they work? And why can't you use them in the dry?
in this ten minute video I aim to break down F1's overly complicated new tyres rules into something more comprehensible.