18-inch wheels will transform the tires of the Formula 1 in 2021

Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola has insisted 18-inch wheels will transform the Formula 1 tires by 2021. Larger wheels don’t just mean rims larger that entails a lot of technical problems.

This is an exciting time in the sport, as the new rules for 2021 will see 18-inch wheels replace the 13-inch wheels that F1 racing cars have used for almost 25 years. So, what’s the reason for the 18-inch wheel change that will transform the Formula 1 tires? What is the problem of the wheel of an F1 car?

Load capacity

According to Pirelli’s engineers, more than 2645 pounds (1200 kg) of impact load was measured on each tire as the F1 car performed the tough race. This is a big challenge for the wheel, there is a need for a solution for this.

Catch up with trends

The change is intended to reflect trends in the automotive industry, where the wheels of commercial supercars are typically larger in diameter than in Formula 1. One tire may be required soft, medium and hard. Each represents a trade-off between grip and endurance in a racing strategy. Soft provides higher performance but wears faster and requires more stops.

18-inch wheels will transform the tires of the Formula 1 in 2021

Hard tires have less traction

Mercedes, for example, Lewis Hamilton used hard tires for part of the US Grand Prix in November, where he won the season championship. Those tires allowed him to cut off one of his stops, saving him time, but by the end of the race his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was running on average performance tires. better yet, was able to overtake Hamilton and win the race.

Heat sensitivity

This is another concern about current Pirelli tires. The driver must be very careful, adjust the speed, to make sure they are not too hot or too cold, keep them within the right temperature range to improve grip.

Reduced suspension travel

Increasing the rim diameter, but if you still want the wheel to not be too much larger than the current 13-inch wheel, you have to trade down the thickness (side height) of the tire. The lower its thickness, the less elastic it affects the wheel movement, and thus less influence on the suspension. You just need to redesign the suspension with a smaller stroke.

Losing podium at the Sakhir Grand Prix, Mercedes now clearly saw the value of Lewis Hamilton

F1 Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 race witnessed the rare victories of Sergio Perez and Racing Point.

The image of George Russell lying on the roadside full of boredom accurately reflects the mood of Mercedes members after the F1 Sakhir Grand Prix race that countless words cannot be expressed.

Without Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes was no longer represented on the winning podium this season. It was painful because the progress of the race showed that George Russell – who filled Hamilton’s seat – had 2 chances to win.

But in the end, Racing Point’s Sergio Perez is the first. This is not only his first time winning this season, but also his first victory in his entire career!

George Russell finished second, even though he just got acquainted with Hamilton’s car

Besides, Perez also became the first Mexican racer to win the F1 championship after Pedro Rodriguez in 1970. So it was not strange that when the car reached the finish line, English was heard crying on the radio, proving that this victory was meaningful how.

Meanwhile, the two Mercedes drivers ranked 8th and 9th respectively. Ferrari was also unfortunate when Charles Leclerc had a late brake pedal error, causing the driver to be subtracted 3 places in the next Grand Prix.

Also related to this accident, Leclerc hit Sergio Perez, but Racing Point’s driver still competes. On the contrary, because of the avoidance of the collision, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was eliminated from the game by crashing the car into the railing.

George Russell wanted to win F1

At the F1 Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 qualifying race, Mercedes still occupies the pole, even winning the first two places despite the absence of 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes does not have Lewis Hamilton, the qualifying result of the Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 is still no surprise. Valtteri Bottas still secured a pole for Mercedes.

Valtteri Bottas won the pole

George Russell – the racer sent by Mercedes from Williams to fill Hamilton’s seat – finished second with a record of just 0.02 seconds! The COVID-19 forced Hamilton to give up not enough to disrupt Mercedes’ dominance. And it seems that any driver who sits on the “Silver Arrow” can shine like Hamilton.

As a habit, this season, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished third. Charles Lecerc excellently took 4th place for Ferrari. At this point, the F1 season is considered to end early when the team championship belongs to Mercedes, while Lewis Hamilton has won the individual championship.

Lewis Hamilton wants Mercedes to sign a long-term contract

Lewis Hamilton confirmed that he was still passionate about racing, so if he wanted to keep this star, Mercedes could not offer a 1-year contract.

Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he is ready to extend his contract with Mercedes, but the deadline must last at least 3 years. The 35-year-old British racer is currently earning £ 40 million a year. This F1 driver’s contract is coming to an end later this year, his 14th season.

Lewis Hamilton confirmed that he was still passionate about racing

Preparing to race the British Grand Prix this weekend, Hamilton is expected to catch up with the record 7 times world championship of German legend Michael Schumacher. He also only needs 5 more Grand Prix wins to catch up with the record of 91 times winning the German race.

Lewis Hamilton currently has a contract with a record salary in F1 racing history at Mercedes. He is expected to enjoy more when extending the contract! The racer is about to add 120 million pounds (3,547 billion) to his account when signing a new 3-year contract with Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton is getting higher salary

The new contract will bring an even higher salary to Hamilton, even though he has now received a record F1 salary. However, this does not seem confusing for F1 driver is about to break another record 91 times Grand Prix championship of legendary Michael Schumacher when he races in Russia this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton currently has a contract with a record F1 salary

According to some reliable sources at F1, the closing of this contract is only a matter of early or late. Before that, Hamilton did not hide his intention to stick with Mercedes for a long time, where he was 5 times in the past 6 years.

Lewis Hamilton won the pole at the Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has a chance to catch Michael Schumacher’s record of winning the Grand Prix when taking a pole in Russia.

Lewis Hamilton will start at pole position at the Russian Grand Prix following the ranking race in Sochi. The 6-time racer VĐTG is aiming to win the 5th time in Russia, where Mercedes has won all 6 races here since 2014.

If that goal is met, the British racer will balance legendary Michael Schumacher’s record 91 times of Grand Prix championships.

What records to expect from F1 racing 2020? (Part 1)

In 2020, there are 22 races with many other achievements that are in danger of being broken in the next 9 months. Here are eight achievements that are easy to break in the coming season.

2020 may be the season that will see the great milestone 7 championship titles of the legendary Michael Schumacher balanced, and the one who has the opportunity to do that is Lewis Hamilton. However, the British driver’s dominance with Mercedes is in danger of not being able to maintain this year before the strong rise of rivals.

In addition, it is impossible not to mention the growing young generation and the ability to do special things. Here are 8 records that will likely be broken next season.

Schumacher’s milestone could well be knocked down this season

Hamilton is only eight points behind Schumacher’s 91 victories. With an average win rate of 9 races each year since he joined the “Silver Arrows” in 2013 (and is the only driver in history to win every season he participates in), The area will be within your reach.

Despite this, Schumacher reached the milestone after just 248 races, and Hamilton went through the 250th race before the start of the 2020 season, showing the terrifying dominance of the Schumacher-Ferrari duo in the early years of XXI century. Many people thought that this achievement could not be broken, but it is likely that things will soon change.

Number of consecutive team championships

Mercedes is aiming for the championship for the 7th consecutive year, a record that will break the record set by Ferrari in 2004. They will also have the opportunity to become the first engine supplier to bring the championship. 7th consecutive person since Ford-Cosworth made from 1968 to 1974.

The youngest world champion

Ferrari and Red Bull are looking to “overthrow” Mercedes, and whether they can make Charles Leclerc or Max Verstappen become the new king of F1 racing? If either of them did, they would crush the old record set by Sebastian Vettel when he was first crowned in Abu Dhabi 2010, when he was 23 and 134 days old.