At first, I was a bit skeptical of Pirelli's plans to test new 18-inch wheels on a Lotus F1 car. Sure, 18 inches of wheel isn't exactly nuts on a production car, but I'd grown up with the piddly little 13-inchers surrounded by fat donuts of tires. But after seeing them pounding around the track, they look fantastic.
Well, it's happened. F1 is testing their new tire design, which features relatively normal 18-inch wheels with smaller tires, as opposed to the ridiculously large tires on tiny 13-inch wheels. It's breaking my brain.