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Re: Tyres used in F1 v road tyres
Posted by John Shearer on July 31, 2022, 11:30:17, in reply to "Tyres used in F1
Allan, to add to that info. Formula F1 has contracted Pirelli tyres for all their races since 2010 and will continue till 2024, when it will come up for grabs again. A set of (4) F1 tyres can cost around $2,500 to $3,000. depending on type of tyre used.
I remember about 50 years ago, the hardest (Formula) road tyres you could buy were Michelins ZZX's, and good for 30,000 to 35,00 miles. However, Other tyre manufacturers got a bit jealous, so forced Michelin to stop producing them in favour of a softer, sorter life tyre. Today at £600.00 plus, a set of Pirelli P4 FOUR SEASONS Plus has a warranty of a whopping 90,000 miles. How times have changed.
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