Grooved tyres: A declaration of love


The marks on the tracks, the form it’s all part of that appealing package that make the grooved tyres special. I’m aware I’m one of the few who actually adores the grooved tyres and enjoyed the years in the F1 when they were racing with it.

The comments people still give why they hated the tyres are reasonable. At that time they introduced it to reduce the speed the cars at that point had. The accidents that happened the years previous with the horrible weekend in 1994 at Imola is obviously one of the reasons. Although, it did not really had much to do with the max speed the cars had. Ad-hoc measures were taken previously like cutting holes in the engine covers and the well known tyre chicanes. Though yes, I can understand people don’t feel lit appealing destroying the form of the car eventually.