WATCH: Mansell, Hamilton and Raikkonen star in our top 10 moments of tyre drama


It is a slightly curious fact about Formula 1 that for all the complexity and expense of the power units and aerodynamics, the only part of the cars that actually make contact with the track are the four tyres.

The right tyres can mean victory, the wrong ones can cost you dearly, and sometimes they can lead to some of the most dramatic moments in racing.

Of course the British Grand Prix is still fresh in the memory, as first Valtteri Bottas, then Carlos Sainz and then race leder Lewis Hamilton all suffered failures in the penultimate two laps of the race.

READ MORE: Hamilton limps to seventh British Grand Prix victory after late tyre drama

But tap the video above to check out some other classic tyre dramas from F1 history, including heartbreak for Nigel Mansell in the championship decider, a gamble for Kimi Raikkonen that didn't pay off, and one of the most bizarre pit stops you will ever see from Ferrari back in 1999...



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