Slick or Wet tyre..?


Apr 1, 2009
Hi~ all
it's really a good news this forum reached 100,000 posts.

In changeable weather setting Race,
sometimes, it makes to hesitate to get in grid with tyre selection.

In rainy Smbin

1) track : damp / raining.
2) track : flooded /raining.
3) track : flooded / Heavy rain.
4) track : damp / no rain more.

case of 2)3) doubt it's wet tyre.
But in case of 1)4)'s difficult to choose which tyre is the best.

When i drove with Wet tyre in weather of damp, it was my selection in garage,
i was surprised at the heat of tyre, it was almost over 100 degree within first 8Laps.
So, is it supposed to be Slick in the weather of Damp ?

however, case of 1) there is possibility of track goes to be flooded....
if rain goes on, just my thinking.......though.

Mike Coleman

Sep 4, 2008
1) track : damp / raining.

4) track : damp / no rain more.
For situation #1, I start with slicks and pit a little earlier than I normally would and change to wets.

For situation #4, I just stay with slicks.

This is what's great about pitstop presets. I create many presets for all kinds of situations and just choose the appropriate one :)


Oct 28, 2008
1) track : damp / raining.
2) track : flooded /raining.
3) track : flooded / Heavy rain.
4) track : damp / no rain more.
Because I am the KING of wet racing I will make this easy for you. (I am not joking)

1) it depends alot on the car and the track. For exemple if you drive a F3000 car you can use SLICKS. If it's a track like Hockenheim where the track got alot of good grip I Recoment Slicks. But if i would be Sepang I would put wet tyres for first couple of laps if i would be during a race and the after pit I would go with slicks.
If the car is something like a product or a GT car then use Wet tyres.

2) Wet tyres for sure

3) Wet tyres for sure

4) Slick tyres because the track will sure dry in 2-3 laps (during a race ofcorse).

James Yates

Feb 19, 2008
If its damp I use slicks with a dry setup

If its wet but no with too much spray I'll use wets on a dry setup

If its flooded/extremely wet I'll use wets on a wet setup.

Do some testing and check your tyre temps - the wets will get hot quickly if the track is too dry for them and in this situation you are better off with running slicks rather than overheating some wets.

Matjaž Murn

Feb 21, 2008
Well it actually doesn't depend on what suits your driving. You simply cannot drive on slick tires on a flooded track and be close to those guys with wet tires ... There is no way...

Péter Bártfai

Sep 18, 2008
Not easy to tell, cause sometimes slicks are enough on a damp track, sometimes not. F.e. in the F1 mod, intermediates were faster for me in the beginning of the quali at Paul Ricard, but at the end slicks were faster. It was damp all session.