Why F1's 2022 Wheels are Slower but Better

Thanks to Shell’s Pennzoil for sponsoring this video. Head on over to bit.ly/DonutMed to learn more about their new synthetic motor oil made from natural gas!

If you have been keeping up with the new regulations coming to F1 in 2022, one of the most visually obvious changes is in the wheels. What's with those slim sidewalls? Or that convex hub? And what the hell are those little wings over the tires???

New to the Channel?
►Watch this: kgflow.info?list...

We upload almost every day, subscribe so you don't miss out!
►Subscribe here: bit.ly/1JQ3qvO

Click here for more info on joining the Donut Underground!
► kgflow.info/rock/L6J...

Shop Donut Merch:
► donut.media

Donut Media is at the center of digital media for the next generation of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts. We are drivers, drifters, and car enthusiasts who love to tell stories.

Thanks to Pirelli for thumbnail image.

жүктөп алуу



  • And FIA unbanned the ground effect that can vacuum to the track = much more fast at cornering and ±10% less drag

    Rian.sq46Rian.sq462 саат мурун
  • But remember the profile of the tire is decreased, much more thiner

    Rian.sq46Rian.sq462 саат мурун
  • In drag slicks each manufacture has a code for tire compound for example Mickey Thompson use code m5. Hoosiers use c6, c7. Phoenix use code f9. Goodyear use D5. How do these compounds compare. Also is a radial drag slicks better then bias ply drag slick?

    Mark with muscle carsMark with muscle cars5 саат мурун
  • Very informative and easy to understand for a no tech nurd like me! Thank you! :D

    Georgi AtanasovGeorgi Atanasov8 саат мурун
  • just wanna give a huge shoutout to the guys that do the infographics on donut media. these guys make the videos so much easier to understand and it's such a hard job to do properly. would love a background video on all the staff that goes into the making of your videos.

    Daniel WinterDaniel Winter10 саат мурун
  • I love that you Americans still care about the fastest cars on this planet.

    DanDan11 саат мурун
  • And here I am in the mountain cycling world were almost everyone blindly believes that a bigger wheel will always be faster.

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui15 саат мурун
  • 8:21 lol the upvotes.

    Trevor DealTrevor Deal15 саат мурун
  • id like to see more about some more about F-E

    Bloop BloopBloop BloopКүн мурун
  • I actually just started using penzoil in all my cars after watching project farms video on best oils it was the 2nd best in total but best for prices compared to amsoil but I didn't know shell was behind Pennzoil they got the fuel rolling good and the oil in ya car

    Zach_WaltonnZach_WaltonnКүн мурун
    • For future b2b ideas can you go into the mechanics of off roaders. How differentials work, what do differential lockers do, and the associated physics

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui15 саат мурун
  • Great videos, smart presentation, excellent production.... Subscribed. 👍

    Ralph111417Ralph111417Күн мурун
  • Those Camaros were so beautiful

    moustachio334moustachio334Күн мурун
  • I can understand going up a couple of inches to 15 but going up even further hi just seems weird

    seeni gztyseeni gztyКүн мурун
  • Are you guys in America? You know where we use pounds not kilograms.

    It's only a Jimmy!It's only a Jimmy!Күн мурун
  • It is rotating mass and not rotational mass. But the correct term you should be using instead of both former is rotational inertia.

    Thomas AndersonThomas AndersonКүн мурун
  • So the mass of a wheel only goes to the rim. Tyres are weightless. Cool. So in theory they could reduce rims to just a hub and all other diameter would be rim so there would be no unsprung mass at all since tyre weight nothing. That is what I learned from this video. Everyday something new. Before this video I had wrong perception why drag race cars and F1 and similar have such small rims. I had false thoughts that real reason is to tyre deform more on acceleration and give larger area of contact vs very stiff low profile tyre ... but now I know I was wrong ... no such thing. Drag race cars with giant half empty balloons are such just for weight. :)

    • @seeni gzty was seen in car industry since 90's -> larger rims to fit larger brakes. But how that would effect F1? They would all instantly fit largest brakes possible, again. Size of brakes are not budget dependant, so enlarging rims would not break equality between teams.

    • The reason they (F1) have stayed with 13" wheels for so long is because the brakes are completely Unlimited, the ONLY rule for brakes in that they must fit within the wheel. If

      seeni gztyseeni gztyКүн мурун
  • Where’s money pit

    The ParrotThe Parrot2 күн мурун
  • Imagine an F1 car using a Go kart wheels with normal size tires

    Jonah LayawJonah Layaw2 күн мурун
  • I think im addicted to B2B now!

    Michael Goyette-LegareMichael Goyette-Legare2 күн мурун
  • I like these changes. cant wait for the new season

    Wilson GonzalezWilson Gonzalez2 күн мурун
  • no, they are worse. The race tyres are completly different so no initiative to buy them anyway, especially since there are dead after a few hundered km

    Patrick ThoPatrick Tho2 күн мурун
  • When you hear Americans talking in kg ohhh boy! The future is here and now!

    Joseph Paul MuscatJoseph Paul Muscat3 күн мурун
  • That why they bring back ground affects

    Tshidiso IlankaTshidiso Ilanka3 күн мурун
  • For future b2b ideas can you go into the mechanics of off roaders. How differentials work, what do differential lockers do, and the associated physics

    The7thGymLeaderThe7thGymLeader3 күн мурун
  • Motor orl pennzorl

    Dominik TremblayDominik Tremblay3 күн мурун
  • "WHAT!" The random stuff in these videos is hilarious.

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov3 күн мурун
  • Video about Ferrari 2021 engine change?

    Sandeep VernekarSandeep Vernekar3 күн мурун
  • And here I am in the mountain cycling world were almost everyone blindly believes that a bigger wheel will always be faster.

    Sergio GarcíaSergio García3 күн мурун
  • Absolutely love your guy’s channel!! So funny and super detailed! Keep up the good work you lot!!

    Hadley GawlerHadley Gawler4 күн мурун
    • @wnnalis cioov how can you hate phrases like hursepurse and turrrks

      Hadley GawlerHadley Gawler3 күн мурун
    • As a physicist, I really hate some of this terminology.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov3 күн мурун
  • 8:23 why is everything in Portuguese?

    Dumb Shit CentralDumb Shit Central4 күн мурун
  • The reason they (F1) have stayed with 13" wheels for so long is because the brakes are completely Unlimited, the ONLY rule for brakes in that they must fit within the wheel. If it wasn't for this, Carbon/Ceramic brakes wouldn't exist...... I am interested in the 2022 F1 brake rules........ if they still only have to fit within the new 18" wheel, then they are about to have 33% more brakes...............

    tom dewitttom dewitt4 күн мурун
  • 6:06 Not correct, this inertia makes acceleration and deceleration more difficult but it's no energy loss. The loss happens because of friction only

    MuhammadO19MuhammadO194 күн мурун
  • He said 2 seconds because the tyres can heat up faster and easier so they will have to manage the slicks a lot better.

    Wise King A.Wise King A.4 күн мурун
  • Heh, thanks for showing where the video card is

    Sanderen XSanderen X4 күн мурун
  • F1 should be pushing boundaries, not creating them

    Kane HowlKane Howl4 күн мурун
  • Did he not mention unsprung weight effects?

    dakota ficklingdakota fickling4 күн мурун
  • The wistful stranger neuropathologically extend because wash operationally tempt astride a zany fact. cynical, lackadaisical niece

    Simone TraffordSimone Trafford4 күн мурун
  • Slower is NOT better, not in Formula 1

    Destiny AwakenDestiny Awaken4 күн мурун
  • I like how those youtube channels are telling us what's better and what's not. I have my own mind to think for myself thank you very much

    Destiny AwakenDestiny Awaken4 күн мурун
  • larger diameter of wheel means it will travel more far away its like biking a 24er bike and a 29er bike difference in speed and travel

    Steven LeysonSteven Leyson4 күн мурун
    • Look my civic has the stock spoiler and i’m never changing it. But beeeeeg wings on civics aren’t that attractive

      aola wiliaola wili4 күн мурун
  • No mention of being able to fit bigger brakes in the bigger wheels

    Desert RCDesert RC5 күн мурун
  • As a physicist, I really hate some of this terminology.

    sumandark8600sumandark86005 күн мурун
  • F1 cars are NOT made as light as they can be. They r much lighter and teams r adding weights on cars. Bigger tires smaller weights... etc...

    Despa jrDespa jr5 күн мурун
  • F1 is Boring ..... stopped watching once Shamilton started to try and Bully others into taking the Knee..... Bigger wheels ..even more Boring

    Oddjob TriumphOddjob Triumph5 күн мурун
  • A blow out of a vehicle's car tyres has nothing to do with the car it has majoritively to do with the pit crew and the driver of the car

    Figer of SpeechFiger of Speech5 күн мурун
  • The current fat tire gives a huge amount of grip, but when it goes over that line it just snaps loose and it is pretty much impossible to correct. I think the smaller sidewall lets the car slide just a bit more, but it will be easier for the drivers to correct it. Less tire deformation makes the car more predictable.

    JustAleksiThingsJustAleksiThings5 күн мурун
    • Most of the snappiness of an F1 car comes from the yaw sensitivity of the aero package. They downforce drops off rapidly when the car isn't going straight through the air.

      XeiXei22 саат мурун
  • Subscribing for future F1 B2B content. Ok, not just for that. You guys produce a ton of quality content.

    SethSeth5 күн мурун
  • less sidewall lower pressure? isn't one of the arguments againsts low profile tyres that one would need to run them at higher pressures? Less air volume inside the tyre and less deflection range/sidewall means the tyre will have to run at higher pressure per given load, resulting in less grip. the aero aspect and the more controllable behaviour of the wheel-tyre assembly is what makes them a good option for 2022, with teams already going crazy with simulators. It could be a welcome cost cutting measure. Besides more manufacturers are happy to provide 18 inch tyres, for marketing reasons I would assume. what most F1 fans agree on is that so little sidewall on a F1 car looks stupid. the argument of making them look more relevant is also stupid, who would put Corolla wheels on a formula car?

    Jacopo SiliprandiJacopo Siliprandi5 күн мурун
  • I have no idea why I opened this video, but I'm happy as I learned as much as I would've learned in an entire academic year

    Yasser EstanbouliYasser Estanbouli5 күн мурун
  • They said grooved tyres in the 90s would slow the cars down . Nup they worked out a way to get them to lap faster.

    logicallogical5 күн мурун
  • And you forgot about tire WEAR!

    MrWeeble19MrWeeble195 күн мурун
  • We’re Europeans, we know how to make cars! This is not Nascar! Hahaha

    Matthews01 • 53 years agoMatthews01 • 53 years ago5 күн мурун
  • Look my civic has the stock spoiler and i’m never changing it. But beeeeeg wings on civics aren’t that attractive

    Le. FarquadLe. Farquad5 күн мурун
  • Other than the supposed worse aerodynamics caused by tire vibration (not really buying that one) did he mention a single benefit to larger wheels? Larger brakes and more precise steering due to less tire deflection seem to be a couple but they seem to have been doing ok for the last 50 years or so...

    Max Q TruaxMax Q Truax5 күн мурун
  • Great explanation but one thing is still missing. The bigger unsuspended mass from the tire. This makes even bouncier than a tire with smaller mass itself.

    Martin Márk MarkovicsMartin Márk Markovics5 күн мурун
  • Mordor Earl

    osheathedjosheathedj6 күн мурун
  • 2050: F1 are slower than road cars now...

    Lelouch LamperougeLelouch Lamperouge6 күн мурун
  • What happens when drivers get wheel to wheel contact and break the smooth LED cap? Loads of £££s of losses

    Michael BabiliMichael Babili6 күн мурун
    • Go on Aliexpress and search LED display. You can literally buy one for 20 quid. You're mistaken on the cost of LEDs. I'm pretty sure the fuel in the car costs thousands £ more than any LED cap will ever cost.

      Daniel Gutierrez GarciaDaniel Gutierrez Garcia8 саат мурун
  • So what has more mass (weight), the forged magnesium alloy rim or the rubber tyre ?

    mike jhmike jh6 күн мурун
  • Hey, you asked if there was something we wanted you to do a video on: Could you do one on ALL the meanings of ALL track markings in F1, I have tried to find explanations on the interwebernet but have found next to nothing. For example I often see cars that seem to have all wheels off the track yet get no 'exceeded tack limits' penalty. Clearly there is something I'm missing. Many thanks.

    Gone JegoryGone Jegory6 күн мурун
  • Riddle me this: why is it called F1 and not F4 even though the cars have 4 wheels?

    milpmilp6 күн мурун
  • I now weigh everything in reference to prairie dogs. Full grown adult male prairie dogs, to keep things uniform.

    Frankie ZunoFrankie Zuno6 күн мурун
  • 3:40 LOL Looks like the F1 cars in the old DOS-Game GrandPrix

    MCHamiiMCHamii6 күн мурун
  • In regard to “lap time”, what is the distance of these theoretical laps?

    asioe kiouasioe kiou6 күн мурун
    • The laps aren't theoretical... You can literally just google F1 tracks and find out the distance of each track. I don't understand your question at all.

      Daniel Gutierrez GarciaDaniel Gutierrez Garcia9 саат мурун
  • I can’t even drive and I want some penzoil now

    Breathing WallsBreathing Walls6 күн мурун
  • No more RPF1s in F1 😔

    AreyouthickAreyouthick6 күн мурун
  • Rubber shortage?

    TheHedgeTheHedge6 күн мурун
  • Aren't you loosing some sidewall weight in rubber from the change in wheel size? So there should be less of an offset than everyone is worried about.

    Damian MuzziDamian Muzzi6 күн мурун
  • Are you talking about just the rim or tyre rim combo?

    sensible driversensible driver6 күн мурун
  • READ ME PEOPLE F1 is for WIMPS 1 death in 20years. Tied with ping pong. (The paddle flew out of the guys hands and hit the other player.) Only one death in a modern car.... But the speeds are the same as the 1980's.... Strange "FATHER, I WANT TO RACE F1," SAYS THE SON "BUT YOU WILL GET HURT," SAYS THE DAD "NO I WON'T" SAYS THE BOY... HE THEN SHOW HIS FATHERS THE NUMBERS. "OH...," SAYS THE FATHER. "I WILL GIVE YOU 100 MILLION AND A PIT CREW."

    Crazy MonkeyCrazy Monkey6 күн мурун
  • Amsoil >penzoil

    andrew doyleandrew doyle6 күн мурун
  • very well explained and done! kudos! 👏👏

    iAn bLaNcoiAn bLaNco6 күн мурун
  • Yes i am a fan of those film lmao im dead literally said it out loud too

    Matthew StearnsMatthew Stearns6 күн мурун
    • Big wheel gang 4 lyfe

      Matthew StearnsMatthew Stearns6 күн мурун
  • Damn F1 knows what the fans want. We want slower, we don't want refuelling, we don't want fun, we want rules and regulations, we care about what fuel they use, we want quieter cars.. mmMmmm, they really have their finger on the pulse don't they?

    Kevin HKevin H6 күн мурун
  • Mercedes cooling rims just got yeeted.

    Captured SocietyCaptured Society6 күн мурун
  • 10:47 great pronounciation of Verstappen, now only Max needs some work, to say it with an A instead of an E😂

    Reindert TwigtReindert Twigt7 күн мурун
  • I can bet there will be no slower laps in 2022, 1 rotational mass does not matter because inertia will compensate, also tire weight will compensate rim weight so, no significant, and finally, and most important a more structured wheel and suspension means better aerodynamics.

    Edmundo Morales PBPEdmundo Morales PBP7 күн мурун
  • I really like Jeremiah, but I miss the old B to B with James showing the cars

    Jose AparicioJose Aparicio7 күн мурун
  • It's the commercial aspect of the tyres that triggered the decision. End of discussion.

    Gowtham HugoGowtham Hugo7 күн мурун
  • Google: "Animals that are 5.2kg"

    SageSage7 күн мурун
  • Can't say that Jeremiah is my favorite host but after a long long time refusing to watch his videos, I gotta say, he is getting a lot let obnoxious... I like it :)

    Gonzalo SanchidriánGonzalo Sanchidrián7 күн мурун
  • 2:42

    Sri 123Sri 1237 күн мурун
    • Pirelli will use the marketing gain to sell more wheels. That's all.

      viiont eooiyviiont eooiy7 күн мурун
  • 1. F1 has minimal total car weight. An increase in wheel weight can be offset elsewhere. 2. Increase in the alloy part of the wheel is offset by less rubber on the wheel. To an extent. Plus the stiffer sidewall benefits. 3. Less sidewall will result in a better suspension tune that will affect handling overall. 4. Larger wheel allows for a larger brake rotor. Provides potential for improvements in braking.

    AndruhevichAndruhevich7 күн мурун
  • Should have gone to 16 inch Wheels before going full 18, I'm guessing every driver is going to complain about the tires all season long.

    TLR EclipseTLR Eclipse7 күн мурун
  • 3. One more: The tire contact patches will be bigger (the area that touches the asphalt x4) and increase drag.

    Bolsonaro 2022Bolsonaro 20227 күн мурун
  • You may have missed two additional factors that will impact aerodynamics and also help slow down the car. 1. With wider tires sizes and larger diameters, the frontal area (or total cross-section area) of the car will increase a little, which translates to a higher drag coefficient. 2. The larger wheels without any smooth covers will also increase the drag on all wheels. Those are potentially small differences but compounded to everything else in the video.

    Bolsonaro 2022Bolsonaro 20227 күн мурун
  • Dude, the KGs... I’m lost. Ok tiny animals, ok. Jus gimme the lbs

    Reece CarsonReece Carson7 күн мурун
  • The threatening polo proximately branch because perch comparably scold by a disgusted beach. bitter, straight july

    Latasha MooreLatasha Moore7 күн мурун
  • The way he says “oirl” during the ad

    William TroschWilliam Trosch7 күн мурун
  • Motol oil?

    bobbycone2bobbycone28 күн мурун
  • F1: Bigger isn't always better Monster Trucks: 😢

    bobbycone2bobbycone28 күн мурун
  • so f1 are cheep america made but still okey dats america stupid

    jose Garsajose Garsa8 күн мурун
  • how you gonna support penz but promote knowledge? New car peeps listen to ya.... yet supporting one of the lower grade oils is bad mojo.

    Des KilljoyDes Killjoy8 күн мурун
  • I didn't know Tom Delonge had such knowledge about F1

    Mateusz KuronMateusz Kuron8 күн мурун
  • There are at least some modifications Indians should be allowed to make for mo powa baby. You guys should make a video on it. would really appreciate i.

    Aditya DVAditya DV8 күн мурун
  • Pirelli will use the marketing gain to sell more wheels. That's all.

    What the Fook?What the Fook?8 күн мурун
  • do you guys really watch F1? im getting an “i dont know” sort of feeling.

    indopleaserindopleaser8 күн мурун
  • this channel is for 13y.o. F&F fans. execept this this the only video on the subject

    indopleaserindopleaser8 күн мурун
  • Can they stop messing with our motor sports... I just want fast cars.

    viddy454viddy4548 күн мурун