F1fan2019 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Why are they narrowing the front tire width? How will this make the cars faster? One side of the FIA wants to make the car faster while the other side wants to make it a safer, slower, quieter spectacle for kids.....I think the latter wins most of the time. What a joke.
The front tyres were only 245-255mm (255mm for Goodyear, 245mm for Pirelli (stilled used in F2) -- not sure about Brigdestone and Michelin) wide from the 1980's until 2016.
In 1992, this saw Goodyear's 10" (255mm) wide front tyres being paired with Goodyear's 15" (380mm) wide rear tyres. This contributed to the more attractive shorter wheelbase
cars with proportionate looking
The current fixed weight distribution, and 305mm wide fronts and 405mm rears has exacerbated the problem of ultra-long cars. Not good IMO. Besides the absurdly wide front tyres just look plain silly.
Reducing the front tyre width to 270mm is absolutely a step in the right direction IMO. With a 270mm front, and 405mm rear it is still a increase in tyre width compared to the tyres used in the iconic early 90's era of F1.