Mario Isola, Pirelli head of F1 and car racing, admits that the 18-inch tires will not help much in improving visibility in wet sessions.

Why it matters: Poor visibility, caused by tires creating big sprays of water, was one of the main reasons the 2021 Belgian GP was called off.


  • Isola believes that making tires that will displace less water from the track surface might make racing unsafe.

“We can design a different tire, able to disperse less water, but then the problem becomes safety because clearly it’s a tire that is not able to manage aquaplaning as the current tyre is doing.

Mario Isola

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