18-inch wheels to be introduced in 2021.

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

Post 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:30 am

And so it begins....
turbof1 wrote: YOU SHALL NOT......STALLLLL!!!
#aerogollum

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:42 am

These black rims look a lot better than expected. Not as prominent as the silver ones we saw so far.

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:42 am

Shouldn't they be testing with the hub caps from 2009?

So 13 15 18 21 will all look the same

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:51 am

I like the look, but it won't matter any damn thing if they cover them up with those wheel farings as they plan to do.

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:53 am

My prediction: after all these "big"changes for 2021, the big teams will still do all the winning, the little and mid-pack teams will do no winning, and it will be difficult to pass.

Oh, and the teams will still be spending as much money as they have to find advantages, wherever the rule book will allow them to.

I've been very closely following this sport since the mid '80s. It's just how F1 works.

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:26 pm

Thunder wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:30 am
And so it begins....
https://twitter.com/pirellisport/status ... 3034252288
How can the rear brake discs are already glowing leaving the box??

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:18 pm

santos wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Thunder wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:30 am
And so it begins....
https://twitter.com/pirellisport/status ... 3034252288
How can the rear brake discs are already glowing leaving the box??
They probably run it with the rear wheels off the ground, holding the engine back with the brakes, to build engine, gearbox, brake and tyre temp

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

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:44 pm

Just to add, I think this change is long overdue and it doesn't look extreme to me, I think 19 or 20's would have looked silly, these look OK to me.