On the street, a wheel and tire combination can absolutely make or break both the looks and handling of an automobile. But what about on a race car?
Despite being the most advanced race cars on the planet, Formula 1 machines have always stuck with the fat tire and small wheel combination that disappeared from road cars long ago. That might be changing though. As this video demonstrates, Pirelli has recently been testing an 18-inch Formula 1 tire which could possibly replace the 13-inch standard currently used in the series.
While the video points out some of the technical and performance benefits of the larger wheels, it’s the look that will certainly get most race fans talking. What do you think? Should F1 switch to 18s or stick with the classic style of the 13s?