Since the 1950s, tyres have changed in size and shape as speed increased and were the subject of fierce competition between manufacturers. Today, Pirelli is the sole supplier of F1 tyres.
CNBC visits Pirelli to find out more about F1 tyre and how they are made, from the chemistry lab to the testing phase.
Paul Hembery, motorsport director at Pirelli, discusses being the sole supplier of F1 tyres, reacting to incidents and what developments the manufacturer is working on.
Looking after Lewis Hamilton is full of surprises, Marie-Pierre Hansom, senior host at Mercedes-Benz World reveals.
Tyres are often referred as "the Dark Art" of F1 because so many variables are involved in getting them right says F1 expert, Mark Priestley, explaining how teams decide which tyre to use for races.
Driving styles have a bit impact on how long a set of tyres will last in a race, experts tell CNBC.
Jan Knott from the Brooklands Museum recalls meeting one of his heroes, Formula 1 World champion, James Hunt.
Tyres for normal cars differ widely from those used in F1 racing but some changes introduced in the sport have fed through to our tyres. CNBC investigates.
Each tyre loses half a kilo in a race due to wear. Check out these other tyre-related, mind-boggling numbers.
CNBC looks at how the computer systems in F1 cars have made their way into regular vehicles.
FIA President Jean Todt discusses his start with the Ferarri team and the current problems facing F1.
F1 experts discuss whether the quieter engine sounds are making the sport less attractive.