How Formula 1 Cars Boil Rubber


  • Driver61
    Driver61Mese fa

    Isn't it amazing how complex these tyres are?! Do you think Pirelli should be allowed to make the best tyre possible? Or do you rather the increased wear?? Let me know! Thanks to Squarespace for supporting the channel! Head to to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code DRIVER61.

  • Amaroq Starwind

    Amaroq Starwind

    Mese fa

    I think Pirelli should be allowed to build the best tyres they possibly can. The tyres being held back from their full potential only increases the expenses for everyone involved. The teams have to pay for the tyres and don't even get to keep all of them. Pirelli has to spend money and resources building and shipping so many tyres. The FIA has to spend time making new rules to keep the tyres from exploding, which results in teams spending even more time and money trying to claw back performance. The cars themselves are also being severely held back. Also, the FIA stewards tend to make questionable decisions that prevent teams from even using complex strategies. Remember when Haas were penalized in 2020 for giving orders to switch to intermediate tyres during the formation lap? That was the smartest strategy from anyone in the entire race, and the smartest decision Haas ever made. And they got punished for it. Even worse, team orders were classified as a form of electronic driver assistance; may as well ban team radio entirely!

  • Markus Patients

    Markus Patients

    Mese fa

    I've had almost every tire brand there is Pirelli included. I was most impressed by the Goodyear F1 Eagles but if they lasted over 1000 miles, I'd be lying.

  • Dick Neefjes

    Dick Neefjes

    Mese fa

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  • Petar Ratković

    Petar Ratković

    Mese fa

    Just to throwing it out there ... You should franchise this channel to Rider61 and cover MotoGP ...

  • Nico Meier

    Nico Meier

    Mese fa

    Pirelli isn't allowed to make better, longer lasting tires because the FIA wants mandatory pit stops. One of the many things the FIA introduced that are not doing F1 any favors. . Fuel management & tire management = not racing to the limit, something F1 should always be.

  • James Barisitz
    James Barisitz26 giorni fa

    Saving a set while maintaining the lead. So much pressure! 😃

  • Jo Mills
    Jo Mills26 giorni fa

    You explain things so nicely. Please do one on ground effect :)

  • kirby4041994
    kirby404199427 giorni fa

    Fix that forge new limits light please. That dangling wire is KILLING ME

  • Steven Prinsen
    Steven Prinsen27 giorni fa

    2:58 Am I stupid or are those tire colors mixed up with the compound type?

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    hivek mosat27 giorni fa

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  • Iksperial
    Iksperial27 giorni fa

    Thank you for this amazing content!

  • Felix Kasiti
    Felix Kasiti27 giorni fa

    Great explainer

  • EMOJO_2001
    EMOJO_200128 giorni fa

    Let's make the sport better by letting them push everything to the limit? nah, let's make shitty tires and you get a penalty if your powertrain needs to be changed.

  • Yuri Palacios
    Yuri Palacios28 giorni fa

    this site suck

  • Monty Boon
    Monty Boon28 giorni fa

    Think of tires as your body when running if you have ever trained for a run, you will stretch and warm up before the run, this is to allow the muscles to operate at their best. If you start running before you stretch and warm up, your not going to be as efficient with your energy (similarly to graining if you push too early then the tyre life drastically wear away) but if you push to hard for too long, you over work yourself, and you can tear a muscle (this is similar to blistering, parts of the tyre stop working and the same with the body)

  • TheBloxburguy
    TheBloxburguy29 giorni fa

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  • Open Escape
    Open EscapeMese fa

    What's your opinion on the Radical sr8 on iracing? I've had some races on Silverstone last week and loved the experience...very sweaty :)... Is it a good sim experience in your opinion?

  • Open Escape
    Open EscapeMese fa

    Good job, I came here because of your "how was the Monaco gp question"... Good job beating the algo XD... If they are already experimenting with different quali types this year... Why not experiment with different race types? My suggestion: Monaco, legendary as it is, will be three full days of only hotlapping quali type sessions. No racing. The fastest without crashing wins. I had a lot of fun watching Saturday... Thursday and Sunday meh

  • Vini Monteiro
    Vini MonteiroMese fa

    Reminds me of Seb and his 37-race-laps-1-quali-hot-lap soft tires.

  • patjcoan
    patjcoanMese fa

    Wonderful video, thank you

  • CallMeJSTN
    CallMeJSTNMese fa

    2:59 now you confused me with the colors

  • Dynamic Solution
    Dynamic SolutionMese fa

    With the amount of r&d money being spent each year, these cars should have anti-gravity tech by now and hovering over the track.

  • Bryan Ernest
    Bryan ErnestMese fa

    And you thought F1 was only about racing! Goddamn

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    Erica MurphyMese fa

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  • siemprefidelis7
    siemprefidelis7Mese fa

    Good video. But the narrator speaks with a high pitch on his S. Very annoying.

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    Evan OukMese fa

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    Kaycee GoudeauMese fa

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  • nucleo
    nucleoMese fa

    Me watching this and skipping it every minute : Hmm.. yes, yes. Understood.

  • Davi Gerhardt
    Davi GerhardtMese fa

    * me who knows bc they run bery fast *

  • salvador lares
    salvador laresMese fa

    Gotta love it, taking about Pirelli tire yet showing Continental tires lol

  • SpedTech XR
    SpedTech XRMese fa

    Dude I learnt while watching this ...

  • SpedTech XR
    SpedTech XRMese fa

    Looks like 6 months of research, but he did it in 2 days

  • SpedTech XR
    SpedTech XRMese fa

    cook on it ?

  • Erica Murphy
    Erica MurphyMese fa

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  • Fabio max
    Fabio maxMese fa

    Nice vidéos

  • Rooby__Booby
    Rooby__BoobyMese fa

    You sound really angry in this video

  • Bacot kou
    Bacot kouMese fa

    minal aidzin walfaidzin 🙏

  • Christoph Resmerowski
    Christoph ResmerowskiMese fa

    Idiots "boil rubber" Winners don't.

  • Enache Nicusor
    Enache NicusorMese fa

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  • Enache Nicusor
    Enache NicusorMese fa

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  • Gavin J Gallagher
    Gavin J GallagherMese fa

    Great video Scott, amazing quality. They’ve come a long way since KPI26 😉

  • joey sausage
    joey sausageMese fa

    This clown and his 'we will talk about this later' I'M DONE WITH HIM.

  • TheFirefox8192
    TheFirefox8192Mese fa

    Lewis Hamilton is the GOAT!

  • Hachi
    HachiMese fa

    All that hard work to the hands of rich kids like Mazepin.

  • Hachi
    HachiMese fa

    1:59 nice

  • formulafan
    formulafanMese fa

    asdwegfwes.... anyways formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!

  • Peter Swarts
    Peter SwartsMese fa

    My real question is this. Why do we have different compounds to begin with...🧐🤨. Why not just make 1 compound that’s “universal” for all F1 teams🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Weldon Young
    Weldon YoungMese fa

    Pretty good explaination of the 3mm of road contact. Wondering if "rain" or "intermediate" tires have a deeper rubber content. After all this tires might be made to run at the limit. As for the future, those 18inch wheel should have an effect on brake heat radiating to the rubber. Could F1 be in for new tire formula?

  • adriaansmit81
    adriaansmit81Mese fa

    "exotic materials" "kevlar, nylon and polyester"

  • Kyle H
    Kyle HMese fa

    I love your accent!

  • SP33DD3M0N_21
    SP33DD3M0N_21Mese fa

    Should glue be used in the production process of the tires so they have less chance of flying off in chunks?

  • Marshall MotorsSC
    Marshall MotorsSCMese fa

    Aussie has entered chat*

  • TumzDK
    TumzDKMese fa

    1:28 :-)

  • dezpotizmOFheaven
    dezpotizmOFheavenMese fa

    Kimi at Monza... His tires were more than just dead! But everyone celebrating Hamilton for going half a lap with "just 3 tires", hahahaha.

  • NikonErik
    NikonErikMese fa

    These tires will also pull chunks of track out of the road surface. I've seen these tires after a change and the road chunks are embedded in the tire!

  • Karpe D.M
    Karpe D.MMese fa

    how about rainy conditions?

  • Carlos Funes
    Carlos FunesMese fa

    Great content. Would love some rally stuff as well

  • Alex Reiz
    Alex ReizMese fa

    Problem with tires heating is really complex. In 20 season iirc was track with rough surface and counterintuitivly from data it turned out to be much better for tires than more smooth tracks exactly because tires heating was more even

  • Pontus Johansson
    Pontus JohanssonMese fa

    The eraser comparison is absolutely fantastic!

  • Andy Burbidge
    Andy BurbidgeMese fa

    Soooo because f1 is so boring they have to engineer over takes?

  • Neuk Beer
    Neuk BeerMese fa

    they dont use superhards anymore?

  • Direct Clutch
    Direct ClutchMese fa

    Great video!! as always there is so much more than meets the eye

  • Samuel Hopely
    Samuel HopelyMese fa

    Not a contradictory note, but an addition! One of the other main ways tires grip is chemical adhesion, in the same way that tape sticks to flat surfaces. This is why tire grip doesn't conform to the standard equation for friction, as area is irrelevant to friction force when the normal force is the same. Greater area of adhesion means more grip, which is one reason why F1 cars corner faster on well surfaced tracks than normal chunky street asphalt. Compound softness and adhesion can be tuned separately, to the advantage of lesser performing machines like road bikes. Soft compounds absorb road surfaces in the contact area rather than the heavier sidewall and key into road surfaces better. High cornering grip and lower rolling resistance all in one package! A mountain bike however needs hard compounds with high adhesion, so they can be stiff enough to physically key into loose surfaces but still grip on smooth rock and shale.

  • Shreyas Pai
    Shreyas PaiMese fa

    This guy has explained stuff better than those F1 employees👍🏻

  • Não existe cálculo econômico sob os Patriots
    Não existe cálculo econômico sob os PatriotsMese fa

    for normal road cars, here in Brazil blisters on tires are usually formed because of terrible tarmac conditions

  • Donovan G
    Donovan GMese fa

    Great video, thank you

  • 『Ogawa』
    『Ogawa』Mese fa

    In the current state of F1 it’s just as much about driving well as making sure the driver doesn’t drive too hard. Obviously because of the limits on how many of each part they can use.

  • Obi-Wan Kannabis
    Obi-Wan KannabisMese fa

    Bring back the tyre war

  • MRSamiboi
    MRSamiboiMese fa


  • infi
    infiMese fa

    All cool but only 720p in 2021? Even yt doesnt call it hd anymore :(

    BETNCORTMese fa

    3mm of usable tread ???? is that correct ???...that seems very thin....i seen an article saying how the tire were 4mm thinner in 2019 to combat blistering.... ????

  • Jake Vale
    Jake ValeMese fa

    This happens on Hoosier atv racing tires too on hard packed DIRT!

  • Hari Babu
    Hari BabuMese fa

    No wonder people like football more than F1😅

  • Deepinder Cheema
    Deepinder CheemaMese fa

    But first.. The boring ad ceases at 1:27 before the black gold rubber goodness begins.

  • _SoDamnGood_
    _SoDamnGood_Mese fa

    Curious, as Pirelli is the only tire distributor for F1, I wonder how that affects innovation. Without even a minor competitor, their reflexes to change would majority come critics from teams/racers. Which is fair. But that doesn't propel innovations. It just cures an existent problem that was overlooked. Seeing how the Tire is the one part of the F1 car that is the same for every team, I feel Pirelli has no real reason for innovation, as the sport will carry it's pedigree regardless of future effort. The result has been thus far a subpar experience for Pirelli in F1 in my opinion. But to be fair, Pirelli is held hostage to the many degrees of changes to chassis, floors, suspensions etc etc which all change the dynamics of the car. In essence, the rules are changing car dynamics faster than Pirelli can keep up.

  • Ken Xiong
    Ken XiongMese fa

    Just bring back Michelin and Bridgestone


    This channel is on 🔥 great content!!! 👌🏼

  • Joshua Kawamata
    Joshua KawamataMese fa

    Let us steal footage from other videos and commentate lines literally in a wikipedia page - Driver61

  • Hogan bassett
    Hogan bassettMese fa

    Big question... What would you say is the biggest thing holding f1 from becoming faster? Tires? Hp? Rules? Downforce possibilities? The drivers? The track? The budget? The materials in the cars?

  • MrShpaco
    MrShpacoMese fa

    I was running th P217 at Hockenheim on iRacing last night, and I locked up my tires a few times during the race. I could absolutely tell a difference between flying practice laps and flying racing laps. Something to be mindful of.

  • anonymus A
    anonymus AMese fa

    Your accent typical UK front teeth talking

  • Paul Johnson
    Paul JohnsonMese fa

    video starts at 1:30

  • tomsterBG
    tomsterBGMese fa

    Pirelli did a funny when they decided to make tires so brittle in terms of temperature operation, would love to see tires that are actually taken to the limit of engineering

  • Mylo Kurtz

    Mylo Kurtz

    Mese fa

    Pirelli once said that they can create tyres which last for the entire season if they want

  • Questchaun
    QuestchaunMese fa

    1:30 to skip the ad.

  • Tuanamstyle
    TuanamstyleMese fa

    can you do a video about track surfaces and their relation to the tires' grip index?

  • Tuanamstyle


    Mese fa

    ps: grip and deg

  • Glenn Watson
    Glenn WatsonMese fa

    "because it creates more exciting strategies and better racing"? Really? I would argue the current generation of tire does exactly the opposite. Cars cannot follow closely because the tires cannot handle this large and heavy generation of car. Further, the artificial rule requiring the use of two compounds per race is also idiotic: indeed, in its purest form, the tire should be selected optimally for the situation.

  • Harm Kuijpers
    Harm KuijpersMese fa

    The only problem is that track position has now become so important that it's actually better to driver slower, to conserve tires and avoid making an extra pitstop because even with a ton of overspeed it is very hard to pass someone on track. For this generation of cars, the tires should actually wear less. Hopefully, from 2022 this will improve.

  • C1Ansy
    C1AnsyMese fa

    What I don't understand is why F1 tires can't last a race but tires in Rally or Formula E can last till the finish

  • Matej Vician
    Matej VicianMese fa

    Why does Lewis always complain about dead tires, then proceeds to crush the lap times?

  • X_NightF1
    X_NightF1Mese fa

    Is this video out dated

  • Christo
    ChristoMese fa

    will my regular car also do this? this 45 year old from your post code would like to know the one simple trick to avoid this

  • Konstantin Stefanov
    Konstantin StefanovMese fa

    Great video, great explanation!

  • vrccb
    vrccbMese fa

    Excellent instructive video - thank you

  • paul snow
    paul snowMese fa

    Hate to be that guy, but stuff it the tyres are plastic not rubber. I'm sorry.

  • B.C. Smith
    B.C. SmithMese fa


  • Alex Ndungu
    Alex NdunguMese fa

    wanna insert a tire complaint , aah Lewis Hamilton

  • T Z
    T ZMese fa

    Tire deg is part of the sport. I don’t want tires so durable that all races end up being 1 stop.

  • Neil Henderson
    Neil HendersonMese fa

    your videos are great. as an ex-racer i appreciate the insight you bring to f1 fans. with you they're getting the real deal. well done.

  • wifebeater69
    wifebeater69Mese fa

    Meanwhile, me in F1 2020: **pushing 100% the entire race**

  • Monty Boon

    Monty Boon

    28 giorni fa

    This wont work on 100% race distance

  • SaltMerchant


    Mese fa

    Reacting to team radio asking you to look after your tyres like peak RBR Vettel.

  • Chris Vokes
    Chris VokesMese fa

    Thank you for the “scrub set” explanation. It was a head scratcher to me. Great info as always,

  • epistte
    epistteMese fa

    It isn't just F1 that can blister a race tire. Any race car can blister the tire if the setup is wrong or they are using the wrong compound. I've bolstered a few in various formula cars in the SCCA.

  • Scott L.
    Scott L.Mese fa

    Holy damn...

  • Force Nature
    Force NatureMese fa

    now that's what race world called a " tyre management " if you can't manage your tyre management at the race session, then you can't achieve what might ahead of you to winning.