If Formula 1 wants to switch to larger wheel rims and low-profile tyres as trialled by Lotus in last week's Silverstone test, fine. It's a perfectly valid thing to do.
For the 14 laps that the experimental tyres were bolted onto Charles Pic's car, they didn't look out of place although, from a personal perspective, they didn't make a great deal of difference either way.
Having seen both the car itself and photographs and stared at them extensively, I can see why many prefer the low-profile rubber. Certainly, the balance of opinion appears to be in favour of making a change to a wheel rim/tyre profile that more closely matches the more aspirational end of the production-car market.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.