Pirelli reveal render of 18-inch wheel rims


8 July 2014 by TF1T Staff

Pirelli has released some renderings of what 18-inch wheel rims would look like on a Formula 1 car ahead of their debut tomorrow.

The tyre supplier will run the lower-profile tyres on a Lotus E22 tomorrow during the second day of the Silverstone in-season test.

It's hoped it will convince the sport's bosses to agree to a change in 2017, but Pirelli's Paul Hembery is hoping they will agree to an ever larger tyre in the future.

"We said many years ago that the larger diameter rims were something we would always go along with," he said.

"We thought it would be worthwhile to create for the F1 Commission and the Strategy Group, some images of a current F1 car with some 18-inch tyres.

"The 18-inch tyre is one solution - but going forward I think 19-inch or 20-inch tyres are the direction you want to go."