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F1 2021 Video Game: Types of Tires and Compounds Guide
Types of Tyres and Compounds
At each Grand Prix, every team is given access to two specifications (or compounds) of dry-weather tires. Unless conditions are wet, drivers must use both specifications during the race. “S” stands for soft tires, “M” for medium tires, “H” for hard, “I” for intermediate, and “W” for wet tires. C1 means compound 1, where C1 is the hardest and C5 is the softest.
Super Softs – These tires have the maximum amount of oil in them and provide excellent grip. Hence they are the fastest set of tires. They deteriorate really quickly and don’t last long.
Mediums – These are the optimum tires to complete the majority of the race on. They provide the perfect balance between speed and durability.
Hards – These tires provide very less grip but last long. They are typically used for 1 stop strategies.
Intermediates – A variant between hard and full wet tires. To be used when the track is slightly wet. Faster than full wets.
Full Wets – These tires have full treads and are only to be used when it is raining, or the track is really wet. It will deteriorate really fast if used in dry conditions.
Over the race weekend, each driver has access to 13 sets of dry-weather tires (seven of the harder ‘prime’ specification and six of the softer ‘option’ specification), four sets of intermediate tires, and three sets of wet tires.
The other information regarding tire change is not necessary for the game since they are automatically changed every session.