Pirelli Tests New 18-Inch Wheels

Michelin Longer lasting tyres

Frenchman does not think Michelin’s proposed 18-inch tyres will lead to more overtaking, saying he preferred quick-degrading Pirelli tyres of 2012 and 2013.

Michelin Longer lasting tyres

F1 racing driver Romain Grosjean is one of the racing drivers who don’t think that the new proposal for Michelin longer-lasting tyres is a good idea.

Michelin Longer lasting tyres
Michelin Longer lasting tyres

Michelin Longer lasting tyres

He prefers the opposite?

The tyres that were used in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Pirelli had some compound problems. But those were the best years, according to his point of view.

Michelin tyres last longer.

Hence, it would also include a change in tyre size, going up to 18-inch tyres. This would give the tyre a bigger rolling radius. This, I presume, would make the Michelin tyres last longer. Of course, work better on race days. Without the need to change tyres or to have to change tyres at lesser intervals.

The tyres that Michelin uses in Formula E racing are taller and narrower. This is also the general trend for tyres used on everyday passenger cars.

As I have said, this goes towards a greener tyre because of the increased rolling resistance. The car goes further with a turn of the wheel. This, combined with greener materials used in the tread compounds, such as silica, makes for a more eco-friendly tyre product.

One thing can be said, Michelin Longer lasting tyres

and that is that the F1 tyre scene certainly keeps interest in tyres flowing. A few years ago, tyres were hardly mentioned, but such is the interest today that tyres are a daily story, one way or another.

In my opinion, the general public now knows more about tyre compounds and tread patterns than they ever did. I think that is one of the reasons that our customers in Halifax now switch to winter tyres and are more tyre-conscious now than they ever were.

The internet also plays a huge part in putting across tyre development stories, including the ever-popular venture of producing more environmentally friendly tyres.

Eric Roberts

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.espn.co.uk

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1272/MICHELIN

Eric