What Are The Ideal Tyre Temperatures in F1 24?

Tyre wear in F1 24 can be hard to manage during a race, and tyre temperatures play a big role in overall tyre wear. Here are the optimal tyre temperatures for all tyres in F1 24.

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Tyre wear in F1 24 is a huge part of race management during longer distance races in career mode, as well as in long league races. As your tyres wear, you’ll start to lose grip, causing your car to start to slide and understeer, leading to you losing lap time.

A big part of managing tyre wear is ensuring your tyres are in the optimal temperature window at all times. Each different tyre compound in F1 24 has a different temperature window to aim for, and grip levels will fall away if your tyres are too hot or too cold.

In this guide, I’m going to show you the optimal tyre temperature for each compound in F1 24. I’ll also look at how to get your tyres into the right temperature range, and how grip levels fall away if your tyres are too cold or hot.

The difference in F1 24 tyre compounds

While during any session in F1 24, you’ll only have the choice between three dry tyre compounds, there are actually five different compounds. These are labelled from C1 to C5 and dictate how hard and durable a tyre is compared to how much peak grip and performance it offers.

F1 24 tyre compounds
Tyre compoundDescription
C1– Hardest tyre compound
– Lowest grip levels
C3– Medium tyre compound
– Average performance and wear
C5– Softest tyre compound
– Best grip
Intermediate– Used during light to medium rain
Full wet– Used during heavy rain

During a race weekend, only three compounds will be available, hard, medium and soft. These three tyres are predefined based on the track you are racing at.

For example, in Australia, the compounds in use are C3, C4, and C5, whereas in Bahrain, they are C1, C2, and C3. Generally, if a track is harder on tyre wear, harder compounds will be used for that Grand Prix weekend.

How to know which tyre compounds are being used for each race

As you start a Grand Prix weekend from F1 World or the career mode, you can see which tyre compounds are being used for that race. You can see which compound has been assigned to the soft, medium and hard tyre.

F1 24 tyre compounds Grand Prix weekend

Optimal tyre temperatures for each compound

With each different tyre compound varying in grip levels and durability, it does mean that each tyre has a different optimal tyre temperature window. Each tyre will also heat up faster or slower, meaning you may need to adjust your car setup, tyre pressure setup or driving style to ensure the tyre you’re using is in the optimal temperature range.

The temperature window for each tyre compound in F1 24 is a range between minimum and maximum temperatures where grip levels are at their peak. The optimal tyre temperature is right in the middle of this window, and there is commonly a 10°C window where you have 100% grip.

Outside of this window, grip levels will start to decline. If your tyres are too cold or too hot, you won’t be using their full grip potential, causing your car to slide across the track.

Below are the optimal tyre temperatures in F1 24 for each compound.

CompoundMin tempOptimal tempMax temp

What temperature should race tyres be in F1 24?

When creating a car setup or racing in F1 24, you should always refer to the table above when searching for the correct tyre temperature. During a race, you should be aiming for your tyres to always be within the minimum and maximum temperature range.

The closer you are to the middle of this temperature window, the better your performance will be and the lower your tyre wear will be.

How does tyre temperature affect grip

I’ve mentioned it a few times in this guide, but the key takeaway is that if your tyres are outside the optimal temperature window, they won’t provide the maximum grip. If a tyre is too cold or too hot, grip levels will start to reduce, which can affect your lap times and performance.

Below is an example using the C3 tyre which is the medium of the three compounds available.

TemperatureGrip levelTyre wear
120-130°C98%Extremely high
130-160°C97-96%Extremely High

Using the table above as a reference guide, you’ll see that if your tyres are too cold in F1 24, grip levels will fall away. Cold tyres will result in less tyre wear. However, you won’t have peak grip, so this scenario will result in slower lap times and isn’t ideal.

The ideal temperature range of the C3 tyre is between 85 °C and 95 °C, which will give you 100% of available grip and normal tyre wear.

As your tyre starts to exceed the recommended temperature, you will start to feel the grip level falling away again. With hot tyres, you’ll also start to wear your tyres much more than you would within the ideal temperature range. This is the worst-case scenario.

What happens if tyres are not in the optimal window?

During a race in F1 24, if your tyres are not in the optimal temperature window, you’ll find your car starts to lose grip. This can feel like the car sliding across the track at different parts of a corner. You may feel more oversteer and wheel spin or more understeer during a corner.

  • Tyres too cold: Tyres won’t grip to the track correctly causing tyre slip.
  • Tyres too hot: Tyres are overheating and wear faster than normal, also causing more tyre slip.
F1 24 Tyre Temperatures

What happens if tyres are too hot?

Overheating tyres is one of the biggest problems in F1 24. It can be incredibly easy to overheat your tyres. This can be a result of your car setup, and is common if you are using a time trial car setup in a race, as this style of setup can be very aggressive.

You can also overheat your tyres from driving too aggressively. If you are intentionally sliding your car through a corner, or spinning your wheels while accelerating, you will putting more heat through your tyres than needed.

While a tyre is too hot, it will cause it to wear much faster than it should. The surface of the tyre will degrade quicker leading to your tyre not lasting as long as predicted. This will also cause grip loss resulting in a higher chance to slide across the track surface, which in turn increases tyre temperature even further.

What happens if tyres are too cold?

Having tyres that are not hot enough is a better problem to have as this can normally be fixed with your car setup. Cold tyres are common at the start of a race or when leaving the pits and will result in you having less peak grip. This will mean you can’t take corners as fast and you may understeer or oversteer.

If you find your tyres are too cold in F1 24, you can change your car setup to be more aggressive. Learn how to create the ideal car setup in F1 24 with our comprehensive guide.

If you have a good car setup but are still struggling to heat your tyres, this could be that you aren’t pushing your car hard enough. If you are driving too slow, or not aggressive enough, you may find your tyres cool and fall out of the optimal temperature window. You can correct this by ensuring you’re maximising your cornering performance leading you to drive faster.

If you are struggling with creating your own car setup for F1 24, check out our optimised setups for each track. These are an excellent starting point for you to tinker with.

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Frequently asked questions

How to warm up tyres in F1 24?

During out laps from the pits and at the start of a race, your tyres will be at their coldest. The best way to warm them quickly is to push your tyres. This means leaning on them heavily during cornering and pushing the levels of grip. You can be more aggressive than normal when trying to warm your tyres. During the formation lap, you can weave from side to side to warm your tyres before the start of a race.

What to do if left and right tyres are different temperatures?

You will often find that one tyre in particular stays cooler than others during a race. This can be fixed by adjusting your pressure setup for that particular tyre. Decreasing a single tyre pressure will cause that tyre to warm up faster, bringing it into line with the other tyres.

How to stop tyres from getting too hot?

During a race, your tyres can easily overheat, especially if following another car closely. To prevent your tyres from overheating, you can adjust your car setup. Softening your suspension and anti-roll bars, increasing your tyre pressures and reducing camber and toe can all help tyres stop overheating.

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Article written by Rich

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Rich is the co-founder, and one of the main F1 setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. With over a decade of experience as a graphic designer, marketing director, competitive sim racer and avid motorsport fan, Rich founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.

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