Are F1 wheels reusable?
Are the wheels in Formula 1 racing used again in races or are they disposable? Are the wheels being developed by the teams or are they developed by other providers?
The wheels are reused. They are driven for a certain number of kilometres, after which they are inspected for fractures. If they are in good working order, they are used again. Wheels that do not make the cut are either recycled or used in show cars. The wheel's center parts and design are developed by the teams, but manufacturing is done by external suppliers.