Heavier Pirelli tyres force F1 car weight increase 23 January, 2014 The mandatory minimum weight of Formula 1 cars will be raised by 1 kilogram for 2014, according to reports in Italy. That is because Pirelli, having controversially grappled with failures throughout last season, has advised that their new tyres need more reinforcing kevlar to cope with the higher torque of this year’s new turbo V6 engines. The report caused the rule tweak, raising the minimum weight to 691kg, to be promptly ratified by the World Motor Sport Council. Omnicorse also claims that Caterham has followed McLaren and Ferrari‘s lead in designing its 2014 car around innovative pull-rod front suspension. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsDrivers call for better wet F1 tyres after Bianchi crashMassa slams dangerous tyre choice for BrazilPirelli preview Russian Grand PrixPirelli not sure of best strategy for SuzukaCaterham and Pirelli deny cash clashPirelli report from the Singapore Grand PrixPirelli: A three-stop strategy looks set to be bestPirelli preview Singapore Grand Prix weekendHamilton says Pirelli tyres were too good at MonzaPirelli reveals Japan and Russia compounds Spartacus Bullshit. Pirelli realises that they need to use more rubber per tyre now. People in the tyre industry knows this all too well; cheap tyres weigh less. lauralouise90 Seems like we’re just trying to make Pirelli Tyres the villains again this season… broken and record spring to mind!