• So long as all your wheels are pointing in roughly the same direction, you should be fine.
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Friday Focus (1): Tire Warmers

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

  1. RaceDepartment

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    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.

    tirewarmers1.jpg

    Have a great weekend everybody!
     
  2. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

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    also the presure off the tyre must be exactly right...in this case very high presure
     
  3. badabing80

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    This is obviously a tire for wet conditions ... :)
     
  5. Wayne Thomas

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    Any chance of a blowout if pressure too high?
     
  6. Toshabby

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    I think thats a slick tire :tongue:
     
  7. Adrian Britton

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    I bet that tyre has made a nasty skid mark!!!!
     
  8. Ellis Thomas

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    ummm.... my face is a tire.
     
  9. Tommyjon

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    Don't want too much pressure or they will blow
     
  10. Dazmaniac

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    She can warm my tires any time she likes, lol.
     
  11. Sakhee

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    what a tire warmer @.@;;
     
  12. William Levesque

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    Am I the only one who thinks she's kinda "oiled" too much ?
     
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    Fu"""" tyres is this lol :D
     
  14. Bram Hengeveld

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    Yes you are the only one :)
     
  15. William Levesque

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    :'( She's not my style anyway ! :p
     
  16. Lee Gornall

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    tyre warmers? oh ye sorry you lost me there.........................:tongue:
     
  17. Tommyjon

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    Just thinkin, there are four tires so we need for different tire warmers! :tongue:
     
  18. Unregistered

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    What was the article about....I never got passed the picture....lol.