18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

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Re: 18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

Post by roon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:27 pm

That's not road relevant at all. :lol:

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Re: 18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

Post by Webber2011 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:35 pm

roon wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:27 pm
That's not road relevant at all. :lol:
Depends on if you drive like I do 😂😂😂

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Re: 18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

Post by Morteza » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 am

This is how Mercedes carry around W10 :D
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Re: 18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

Post by roon » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:20 pm

That's actually a mock-up of Liberty-FIA's 2021 car. Tires will be cheaper and slower, a win-win for... Well, for someone. Not sure who. The loosely fitting cloak is their way to finally stifle aero development once and for all. Teams can still spend as much as they want on aero research and production, but ultimately they'll all have to wear TheBag™.

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Re: 18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

Post by markc » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:34 pm

But vaccuming and blowing the bag in relation to the aero will be the new spending ground, providing hitherto unkown ammounts of cash and development until its banned on grounds of moveable aero, and "the bag" gets banned by extension, and replaced with literal "boxes"...

Amazon, eBay, FedEX, UPS, Post AG, The Post Office and MyHermes become defacto fierce F1 rivals overnight having stolen a march on everyone else in the box delivery aero business.

My Hermes win due to their skills throwing boxes in the vague directon of the recipient.

I thank you.

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Re: 18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

Post by JordanMugen » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:17 pm

Morteza wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 am
This is how Mercedes carry around W10 :D
https://imgr1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/M ... 613619.jpg
Looks good! I wonder why they feel the need to use slicks for pushing the car around the paddock?

I presume those are off-the-shelf slicks from Pirelli racing tyre catalogue.

Looks like it says 245/645 R18 [width/diameter] on the sidewal. Very svelte and sleek looking: similar to the F1 front tyre outer diameter and width used from mid-eighties until 1997 [namely 10.0"/25.0" R13 for the imperial sized Goodyears].

Unfortunately, actual 2021 front tyres will be the somewhat chunkier 270/720 R18, if I recall correctly?

Still, nevertheless, a huge improvement on the comical wide 305mm front tyres used in 2019 [305/670 R13].

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Re: 18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

Post by Maplesoup » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:31 pm

JordanMugen wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Morteza wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 am
This is how Mercedes carry around W10 :D
https://imgr1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/M ... 613619.jpg
Looks good! I wonder why they feel the need to use slicks for pushing the car around the paddock?

I presume those are off-the-shelf slicks from Pirelli racing tyre catalogue.

Looks like it says 245/645 R18 [width/diameter] on the sidewal. Very svelte and sleek looking: similar to the F1 front tyre outer diameter and width used from mid-eighties until 1997 [namely 10.0"/25.0" R13 for the imperial sized Goodyears].

Unfortunately, actual 2021 front tyres will be the somewhat chunkier 270/720 R18, if I recall correctly?

Still, nevertheless, a huge improvement on the comical wide 305mm front tyres used in 2019 [305/670 R13].
I wouldn't read to much into it. Pirelli probably give them to each team just to keep branding consistent.