How important are the tyres on an F1 car

When it comes to Formula One cars, tyres can be one of the most important things when it comes to winning or losing. There are so many different types of tyres and these are changes many times throughout the race. The type of tyre to use depends a lot on the weather as if a driver tries to race with the wrong sort it can have detrimental consequences. The F1 driver often advises the team on how they think their tyres are performing and if they need to pull in to the pits to change them. The racing tyre is made from a mix of very soft, natural and synthetic rubber compounds that offer the best possible grip against the texture of the race track but the downside is they do tend to wear very quickly. The current Formula One tyres are designed to last, on average, about 120 kilometres.

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