This is a normal tyre – it cost £50. And THIS is a Formula 1 tyre – with a cost of £675! So what makes them different? And why does the Formula 1 tyre cost 13 times more?
Former British racing driver and YouTube personality Scott Mansell explains what makes them special – and then cuts them open – so you can see for yourself. Let’s get into it.
So these two serve the same purpose. They are the squishy bit between the car and the road that allows one to grip the other. The rubber in the tread creates grip when it’s pushed into the small dimples in the road. This allows the car to accelerate, brake and corner in a variety of conditions. So what makes these tyres different?
— see video above —