The FIA has laid down detailed specifications for the F1 tyres. Teams have to follow these rules while using Formula 1 tyres.
Single Tyre Supplier
All teams in Formula 1 use identical Bridgestone rubber. This reduces
testing and development costs.
Specifications of Tyres
Every team has access to two specifications of dry-weather tyre. The
drivers have to use both specifications during the race. During a race
weekend, every driver has access to 14 sets of dry weather tires, four
sets of wet weather and three sets of extreme weather.
Extreme Weather Tyres
During qualifying and the race, teams are free to use wet or extreme
weather tyres. But, during the practice, they can only be used if the
track has been declared wet. If the heavy rains force the race to start
behind the safety car, teams have to mandatorily use extreme weather
Road Tyres and Race Tires
Road tyres are made for durability. But race tyres are built for short
races. While road tyres are made with heavy steel-belted radial piles,
tyres of the race car are made light and strong. Race tyres are more
tolerant that road tyres. Very soft rubber compound is used to make
The FIA has specified the rules governing the use of tyres in Formula 1. Find out how the tires are used in F1 championships.