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Friday Focus (1): Tire Warmers

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by RaceDepartment, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. RaceDepartment

    Administrator Staff Member

    In this week's Friday Focus we focus on the phenomenon of tire warmers. Why are they used by the teams in motorsport? The answer is very easy explained with a simple picture.

    Cold tires are the enemy of the racing driver, so it's no surprise that teams go to great lengths to heat up the rubber to give the tires grip as soon as they touch the asphalt. The warmer the tire, the more grip the driver has.


    Have a great weekend everybody!
  2. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

    Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
    Mr. C Premium Member

    also the presure off the tyre must be exactly right...in this case very high presure
  3. This is obviously a tire for wet conditions ... :)
  4. Any chance of a blowout if pressure too high?
  5. I think thats a slick tire :tongue:
  6. Adrian Britton

    Adrian Britton
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    I bet that tyre has made a nasty skid mark!!!!
  7. ummm.... my face is a tire.
  8. Don't want too much pressure or they will blow
  9. She can warm my tires any time she likes, lol.
  10. what a tire warmer @.@;;
  11. Am I the only one who thinks she's kinda "oiled" too much ?
  12. Fu"""" tyres is this lol :D
  13. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member


    Yes you are the only one :)
  14. :'( She's not my style anyway ! :p
  15. tyre warmers? oh ye sorry you lost me there.........................:tongue:
  16. Just thinkin, there are four tires so we need for different tire warmers! :tongue:
  17. What was the article about....I never got passed the picture....lol.