While there are a number of different dimensions in tires here at Sebring, the most dramatic example is in the special MICHELIN®tires developed for the radical DeltaWing Le Mans car. Where Audi and other top prototypes have pushed the front tire width to the extremes (14.2 inches wide by 28 inches tall), the MICHELIN front tires for the DeltaWing measure just four inches wide!
“The DeltaWing is an exciting opportunity to explore what happens in a very different direction,” said Silvia Mammone, Michelin motorsports manager and global project leader for Michelin on the DeltaWing. “The car has half the power, weight and fuel and uses an unconventional design. It is a great chance for us to see how to maintain performance with extremely varied tires.”