How Formula 1 Cars Boil Rubber


  1. Driver61


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    Isn't it amazing how complex these tyres are?! Do you think Pirelli should be allowed to make the best tyre possible? Or do you rather the increased wear?? Let me know! Thanks to Squarespace for supporting the channel! Head to to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRIVER61.

    • Amaroq Starwind

      Amaroq Starwind

      27 dögum síðan

      I think Pirelli should be allowed to build the best tyres they possibly can. The tyres being held back from their full potential only increases the expenses for everyone involved. The teams have to pay for the tyres and don't even get to keep all of them. Pirelli has to spend money and resources building and shipping so many tyres. The FIA has to spend time making new rules to keep the tyres from exploding, which results in teams spending even more time and money trying to claw back performance. The cars themselves are also being severely held back. Also, the FIA stewards tend to make questionable decisions that prevent teams from even using complex strategies. Remember when Haas were penalized in 2020 for giving orders to switch to intermediate tyres during the formation lap? That was the smartest strategy from anyone in the entire race, and the smartest decision Haas ever made. And they got punished for it. Even worse, team orders were classified as a form of electronic driver assistance; may as well ban team radio entirely!

    • Markus Patients

      Markus Patients

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      I've had almost every tire brand there is Pirelli included. I was most impressed by the Goodyear F1 Eagles but if they lasted over 1000 miles, I'd be lying.

    • Dick Neefjes

      Dick Neefjes

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      geenre dagasje doe doe ik niks mee .

    • Petar Ratković

      Petar Ratković

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      Just to throwing it out there ... You should franchise this channel to Rider61 and cover MotoGP ...

    • Nico Meier

      Nico Meier

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      Pirelli isn't allowed to make better, longer lasting tires because the FIA wants mandatory pit stops. One of the many things the FIA introduced that are not doing F1 any favors. . Fuel management & tire management = not racing to the limit, something F1 should always be.

  2. James Barisitz

    James Barisitz

    23 dögum síðan

    Saving a set while maintaining the lead. So much pressure! 😃

  3. Jo Mills

    Jo Mills

    23 dögum síðan

    You explain things so nicely. Please do one on ground effect :)

  4. kirby4041994


    23 dögum síðan

    Fix that forge new limits light please. That dangling wire is KILLING ME

  5. Steven Prinsen

    Steven Prinsen

    23 dögum síðan

    2:58 Am I stupid or are those tire colors mixed up with the compound type?

  6. hivek mosat

    hivek mosat

    23 dögum síðan

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  7. Iksperial


    24 dögum síðan

    Thank you for this amazing content!

  8. Felix Kasiti

    Felix Kasiti

    24 dögum síðan

    Great explainer

  9. EMOJO_2001


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    Let's make the sport better by letting them push everything to the limit? nah, let's make shitty tires and you get a penalty if your powertrain needs to be changed.

  10. Yuri Palacios

    Yuri Palacios

    25 dögum síðan

    this site suck

  11. Monty Boon

    Monty Boon

    25 dögum síðan

    Think of tires as your body when running if you have ever trained for a run, you will stretch and warm up before the run, this is to allow the muscles to operate at their best. If you start running before you stretch and warm up, your not going to be as efficient with your energy (similarly to graining if you push too early then the tyre life drastically wear away) but if you push to hard for too long, you over work yourself, and you can tear a muscle (this is similar to blistering, parts of the tyre stop working and the same with the body)

  12. TheBloxburguy


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  13. Open Escape

    Open Escape

    27 dögum síðan

    What's your opinion on the Radical sr8 on iracing? I've had some races on Silverstone last week and loved the experience...very sweaty :)... Is it a good sim experience in your opinion?

  14. Open Escape

    Open Escape

    27 dögum síðan

    Good job, I came here because of your "how was the Monaco gp question"... Good job beating the algo XD... If they are already experimenting with different quali types this year... Why not experiment with different race types? My suggestion: Monaco, legendary as it is, will be three full days of only hotlapping quali type sessions. No racing. The fastest without crashing wins. I had a lot of fun watching Saturday... Thursday and Sunday meh

  15. Vini Monteiro

    Vini Monteiro

    29 dögum síðan

    Reminds me of Seb and his 37-race-laps-1-quali-hot-lap soft tires.

  16. patjcoan


    29 dögum síðan

    Wonderful video, thank you

  17. CallMeJSTN


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    2:59 now you confused me with the colors

  18. Dynamic Solution

    Dynamic Solution

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    With the amount of r&d money being spent each year, these cars should have anti-gravity tech by now and hovering over the track.

  19. Bryan Ernest

    Bryan Ernest

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    And you thought F1 was only about racing! Goddamn

  20. Erica Murphy

    Erica Murphy

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    Thanks for info

  22. siemprefidelis7


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    Good video. But the narrator speaks with a high pitch on his S. Very annoying.

  23. Evan Ouk

    Evan Ouk

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    The nice dancer periodically clip because trunk clinically test for a shallow alto. vagabond, pointless hardcover

  24. Kaycee Goudeau

    Kaycee Goudeau

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  25. nucleo


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    Me watching this and skipping it every minute : Hmm.. yes, yes. Understood.

  26. Davi Gerhardt

    Davi Gerhardt

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    * me who knows bc they run bery fast *

  27. salvador lares

    salvador lares

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    Gotta love it, taking about Pirelli tire yet showing Continental tires lol

  28. SpedTech XR

    SpedTech XR

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    Dude I learnt while watching this ...

  29. SpedTech XR

    SpedTech XR

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    Looks like 6 months of research, but he did it in 2 days

  30. SpedTech XR

    SpedTech XR

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    cook on it ?

  31. Erica Murphy

    Erica Murphy

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  32. Fabio max

    Fabio max

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    Nice vidéos

  33. Rooby__Booby


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    You sound really angry in this video

  34. Bacot kou

    Bacot kou

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    minal aidzin walfaidzin 🙏

  35. Christoph Resmerowski

    Christoph Resmerowski

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    Idiots "boil rubber" Winners don't.

  36. Enache Nicusor

    Enache Nicusor

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    Lucrez in domeniu și cunosc f bine procesul..

  37. Enache Nicusor

    Enache Nicusor

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    Este parțial greșit cum se confectioneaza.. de ce informați greșit lumea..?!

  38. Gavin J Gallagher

    Gavin J Gallagher

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    Great video Scott, amazing quality. They’ve come a long way since KPI26 😉

  39. joey sausage

    joey sausage

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    This clown and his 'we will talk about this later' I'M DONE WITH HIM.

  40. TheFirefox8192


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    Lewis Hamilton is the GOAT!

  41. Hachi


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    All that hard work to the hands of rich kids like Mazepin.

  42. Hachi


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    1:59 nice

  43. formulafan


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    asdwegfwes.... anyways formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

  44. Peter Swarts

    Peter Swarts

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    My real question is this. Why do we have different compounds to begin with...🧐🤨. Why not just make 1 compound that’s “universal” for all F1 teams🤷🏽‍♂️

  45. Weldon Young

    Weldon Young

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    Pretty good explaination of the 3mm of road contact. Wondering if "rain" or "intermediate" tires have a deeper rubber content. After all this tires might be made to run at the limit. As for the future, those 18inch wheel should have an effect on brake heat radiating to the rubber. Could F1 be in for new tire formula?

  46. adriaansmit81


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    "exotic materials" "kevlar, nylon and polyester"

  47. Kyle H

    Kyle H

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    I love your accent!

  48. SP33DD3M0N_21


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    Should glue be used in the production process of the tires so they have less chance of flying off in chunks?

  49. Marshall MotorsSC

    Marshall MotorsSC

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    Aussie has entered chat*

  50. TumzDK


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    1:28 :-)

  51. dezpotizmOFheaven


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    Kimi at Monza... His tires were more than just dead! But everyone celebrating Hamilton for going half a lap with "just 3 tires", hahahaha.

  52. NikonErik


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    These tires will also pull chunks of track out of the road surface. I've seen these tires after a change and the road chunks are embedded in the tire!

  53. Karpe D.M

    Karpe D.M

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    how about rainy conditions?

  54. Carlos Funes

    Carlos Funes

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    Great content. Would love some rally stuff as well

  55. Alex Reiz

    Alex Reiz

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    Problem with tires heating is really complex. In 20 season iirc was track with rough surface and counterintuitivly from data it turned out to be much better for tires than more smooth tracks exactly because tires heating was more even

  56. Pontus Johansson

    Pontus Johansson

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    The eraser comparison is absolutely fantastic!

  57. Andy Burbidge

    Andy Burbidge

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    Soooo because f1 is so boring they have to engineer over takes?

  58. Neuk Beer

    Neuk Beer

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    they dont use superhards anymore?

  59. Direct Clutch

    Direct Clutch

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    Great video!! as always there is so much more than meets the eye

  60. Samuel Hopely

    Samuel Hopely

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    Not a contradictory note, but an addition! One of the other main ways tires grip is chemical adhesion, in the same way that tape sticks to flat surfaces. This is why tire grip doesn't conform to the standard equation for friction, as area is irrelevant to friction force when the normal force is the same. Greater area of adhesion means more grip, which is one reason why F1 cars corner faster on well surfaced tracks than normal chunky street asphalt. Compound softness and adhesion can be tuned separately, to the advantage of lesser performing machines like road bikes. Soft compounds absorb road surfaces in the contact area rather than the heavier sidewall and key into road surfaces better. High cornering grip and lower rolling resistance all in one package! A mountain bike however needs hard compounds with high adhesion, so they can be stiff enough to physically key into loose surfaces but still grip on smooth rock and shale.

  61. Shreyas Pai

    Shreyas Pai

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    This guy has explained stuff better than those F1 employees👍🏻

  62. vacinado contra comunismo

    vacinado contra comunismo

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    for normal road cars, here in Brazil blisters on tires are usually formed because of terrible tarmac conditions

  63. Donovan G

    Donovan G

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    Great video, thank you

  64. 『Ogawa』


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    In the current state of F1 it’s just as much about driving well as making sure the driver doesn’t drive too hard. Obviously because of the limits on how many of each part they can use.

  65. Obi-Wan Kannabis

    Obi-Wan Kannabis

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    Bring back the tyre war

  66. MRSamiboi


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  67. infi


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    All cool but only 720p in 2021? Even yt doesnt call it hd anymore :(



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    3mm of usable tread ???? is that correct ???...that seems very thin....i seen an article saying how the tire were 4mm thinner in 2019 to combat blistering.... ????

  69. Jake Vale

    Jake Vale

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    This happens on Hoosier atv racing tires too on hard packed DIRT!

  70. Hari Babu

    Hari Babu

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    No wonder people like football more than F1😅

  71. Deepinder Cheema

    Deepinder Cheema

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    But first.. The boring ad ceases at 1:27 before the black gold rubber goodness begins.

  72. _SoDamnGood_


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    Curious, as Pirelli is the only tire distributor for F1, I wonder how that affects innovation. Without even a minor competitor, their reflexes to change would majority come critics from teams/racers. Which is fair. But that doesn't propel innovations. It just cures an existent problem that was overlooked. Seeing how the Tire is the one part of the F1 car that is the same for every team, I feel Pirelli has no real reason for innovation, as the sport will carry it's pedigree regardless of future effort. The result has been thus far a subpar experience for Pirelli in F1 in my opinion. But to be fair, Pirelli is held hostage to the many degrees of changes to chassis, floors, suspensions etc etc which all change the dynamics of the car. In essence, the rules are changing car dynamics faster than Pirelli can keep up.

  73. Ken Xiong

    Ken Xiong

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    Just bring back Michelin and Bridgestone



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    This channel is on 🔥 great content!!! 👌🏼

  75. Joshua Kawamata

    Joshua Kawamata

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    Let us steal footage from other videos and commentate lines literally in a wikipedia page - Driver61

  76. Hogan bassett

    Hogan bassett

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    Big question... What would you say is the biggest thing holding f1 from becoming faster? Tires? Hp? Rules? Downforce possibilities? The drivers? The track? The budget? The materials in the cars?

  77. MrShpaco


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    I was running th P217 at Hockenheim on iRacing last night, and I locked up my tires a few times during the race. I could absolutely tell a difference between flying practice laps and flying racing laps. Something to be mindful of.

  78. anonymus A

    anonymus A

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    Your accent typical UK front teeth talking

  79. Paul Johnson

    Paul Johnson

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    video starts at 1:30

  80. tomsterBG


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    Pirelli did a funny when they decided to make tires so brittle in terms of temperature operation, would love to see tires that are actually taken to the limit of engineering

    • Mylo Kurtz

      Mylo Kurtz

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      Pirelli once said that they can create tyres which last for the entire season if they want

  81. Questchaun


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    1:30 to skip the ad.

  82. Tuanamstyle


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    can you do a video about track surfaces and their relation to the tires' grip index?

    • Tuanamstyle


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      ps: grip and deg

  83. Glenn Watson

    Glenn Watson

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    "because it creates more exciting strategies and better racing"? Really? I would argue the current generation of tire does exactly the opposite. Cars cannot follow closely because the tires cannot handle this large and heavy generation of car. Further, the artificial rule requiring the use of two compounds per race is also idiotic: indeed, in its purest form, the tire should be selected optimally for the situation.

  84. Harm Kuijpers

    Harm Kuijpers

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    The only problem is that track position has now become so important that it's actually better to driver slower, to conserve tires and avoid making an extra pitstop because even with a ton of overspeed it is very hard to pass someone on track. For this generation of cars, the tires should actually wear less. Hopefully, from 2022 this will improve.

  85. C1Ansy


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    What I don't understand is why F1 tires can't last a race but tires in Rally or Formula E can last till the finish

  86. Matej Vician

    Matej Vician

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    Why does Lewis always complain about dead tires, then proceeds to crush the lap times?

  87. X_NightF1


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    Is this video out dated

  88. Christo


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    will my regular car also do this? this 45 year old from your post code would like to know the one simple trick to avoid this

  89. Konstantin Stefanov

    Konstantin Stefanov

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    Great video, great explanation!

  90. vrccb


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    Excellent instructive video - thank you

  91. paul snow

    paul snow

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    Hate to be that guy, but stuff it the tyres are plastic not rubber. I'm sorry.

  92. B.C. Smith

    B.C. Smith

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  93. Alex Ndungu

    Alex Ndungu

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    wanna insert a tire complaint , aah Lewis Hamilton

  94. T Z

    T Z

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    Tire deg is part of the sport. I don’t want tires so durable that all races end up being 1 stop.

  95. Neil Henderson

    Neil Henderson

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    your videos are great. as an ex-racer i appreciate the insight you bring to f1 fans. with you they're getting the real deal. well done.

  96. wifebeater69


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    Meanwhile, me in F1 2020: **pushing 100% the entire race**

    • Monty Boon

      Monty Boon

      25 dögum síðan

      This wont work on 100% race distance

    • SaltMerchant


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      Reacting to team radio asking you to look after your tyres like peak RBR Vettel.

  97. Chris Vokes

    Chris Vokes

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    Thank you for the “scrub set” explanation. It was a head scratcher to me. Great info as always,

  98. epistte


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    It isn't just F1 that can blister a race tire. Any race car can blister the tire if the setup is wrong or they are using the wrong compound. I've bolstered a few in various formula cars in the SCCA.

  99. Scott L.

    Scott L.

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    Holy damn...

  100. Force Nature

    Force Nature

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    now that's what race world called a " tyre management " if you can't manage your tyre management at the race session, then you can't achieve what might ahead of you to winning.