2017 Tyres revealed

Here are our CFD links and discussions about aerodynamics, suspension, driver safety and tyres. Please stick to F1 on this forum.
ChrisDanger
ChrisDanger
26
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:59 am

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

bhall II wrote:Much wider floor and larger diffuser...

Image
Those tyres look fantastic!

User avatar
Juzh
150
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:45 am

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

Rears are simply bonkers :shock: =D>

User avatar
djos
100
Joined: Fri May 19, 2006 5:09 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

Omg, the rule makers totally nailed the tires sizes, I love them! =D>
The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

User avatar
mclaren111
249
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:49 am
Location: Shithole - South Africa

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

This should have been done years and years ago !!!! #-o #-o #-o

Thank goodness it has finally happened =D> =D> =D>

Will look like a proper race car again =D> =D> =D>

User avatar
Formula Wrong
13
Joined: Tue May 17, 2016 5:14 pm

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

They're testing the wets now:

Image

So far, the new tyres look fantastic. I can't wait for next year!
If you no longer go for the space someone always has to leave, you're no longer a racing driver

User avatar
siskue2005
70
Joined: Fri May 11, 2007 8:50 pm

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

Made this photoshop to show how the 2017 rear wing will look like :D it looks alot better
Image
real pic
Image

User avatar
FW17
156
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:56 am

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

That front tyre looks awful. What is happening to those sidewalls??

Last time Michelin used that tyre width width it looked much better. These look like some bubble tyres from monster trucks

Image

User avatar
Formula Wrong
13
Joined: Tue May 17, 2016 5:14 pm

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

FW17 wrote:That front tyre looks awful. What is happening to those sidewalls??

Last time Michelin used that tyre width width it looked much better. These look like some bubble tyres from monster trucks

http://pix.crash.net/motorsport/710/42490.jpg
Weren't those as wide as current tyres?
If you no longer go for the space someone always has to leave, you're no longer a racing driver

User avatar
siskue2005
70
Joined: Fri May 11, 2007 8:50 pm

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

here is another photoshop (this is not my work)
Image

original pic
Image

User avatar
SR71
5
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:23 pm

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

FW17 wrote:That front tyre looks awful. What is happening to those sidewalls??

Last time Michelin used that tyre width width it looked much better. These look like some bubble tyres from monster trucks

http://pix.crash.net/motorsport/710/42490.jpg

Looks exactly the same to me. Lack of Pirelli graphics is what you're probably reacting to.

When Pirelli has been testing current width tyres they remove side wall graphics and they look just as bad.

User avatar
FrukostScones
162
Joined: Tue May 25, 2010 4:41 pm
Location: European Union

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

Formula Wrong wrote:
FW17 wrote:That front tyre looks awful. What is happening to those sidewalls??

Last time Michelin used that tyre width width it looked much better. These look like some bubble tyres from monster trucks

http://pix.crash.net/motorsport/710/42490.jpg
Weren't those as wide as current tyres?
As current rears maybe.
Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.

User avatar
agip
3
Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:44 pm

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

Image

Is it a 2016 or 2017 track width?

BanMeToo
BanMeToo
6
Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:26 pm
Location: USA

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

Formula Wrong wrote:They're testing the wets now:

Image

So far, the new tyres look fantastic. I can't wait for next year!
lmao these look like monster truck tires.

PhillipM
PhillipM
346
Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 2:18 pm
Location: Over the road from Boothy...

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

Interesting, gone for a centreless design to cut down on aquaplaning - they might actually work even better than the current tyres even with the extra width.

Phillyred
Phillyred
3
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Re: 2017 Tyres revealed

Post

I just wish (like others have mentioned) they went for a lower profile design.. Those rims look silly in this day and age.