Tire Talks: F1 Sticks with 18-inch Rims for 2026″

F1 has decided to stick with 18-inch tires for 2026 cars over a potential switch to 16-inch tires after opposition from Pirelli. The change was considered to reduce car weight, but concerns over practicality, marketing impact, and technology transfer led to the decision. Final sizing details are being worked out for the 18-inch tires, with considerations beyond just weight, including performance and design.

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