The Hankook Ventus S1 Evo3 and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric are summer tires built to provide extra cornering, braking capabilities, and responsiveness in warm weather. However, upon comparing the size 235/40R19 of both the tires, we concluded that the S1 Evo3 offers better hydroplaning resistance due to its wider grooves.
On the other hand, since the grooves of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric are narrower along with numerous sipes, it offers excellent grip on dry and wet roads. Keep reading to find out more!
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The Hankook Ventus S1 Evo3 features wider grooves and a broad shoulder design. So, even though its grip on dry and wet roads is not as effective as compared to the Eagle F1, it offers excellent handling on dry roads. Due to the broad shoulders, the vehicle completes a lap in much lesser time. What’s more, the hydroplaning resistance of these tires is also remarkable due to their higher void ratio. As a result, the ability of the tires to evacuate water increases. The wider grooves also offer a lower rolling resistance as compared to its counterpart. Since the rolling resistance is lower, the fuel efficiency and durability of this tire also increases.
Featuring an asymmetrical tread design, the Goodyear Eagle F1 possesses relatively narrower grooves and numerous sipes on its tread. This is what makes this tires’ grip on dry and wet roads excellent. In addition to this, the grooves on the shoulders also offer incredible handling capabilities on wet surfaces. However, when it comes to hydroplaning resistance, these tires are unable to perform as effectively as their counterpart due to their lower void ratio. Not only this, but the rolling resistance is also higher leading to more wear and tear. But, on the brighter side, the narrow grooves result in a much quieter tire. This is what makes them more comfortable as compared to the Evo3.
Maintaining a firm grip on the road is one of the most fundamental jobs of a tire. In addition to this, it should also provide safety with a balanced and steady ride. Here, the S1 Evo3 possesses relatively wider grooves which results in a lower contact patch and higher braking distance. As a result, its grip on dry roads is reduced in comparison. In addition to this, the sipes on the central part of the tire are also lesser. These sipes are not much efficient in wiping the water which increases the braking distance on wet roads as well. So, the wet grip of these tires is also compromised.
When it comes to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric, this tire features narrower grooves as compared to the Evo3. This increases the contact patch and as a result, the tread engages well with the road’s surface. As the grip this tire gets stronger, the drivers will get better dry grip. Coming to the wet grip of these tires, there are numerous sipes present on the central part. As a result, it evacuates water more efficiently and its ability on wet surfaces is also enhanced.
Talking about the handling, the S1 Evo3 offers excellent performance due to its remarkable shoulder design. The broad shoulder design of the tire helps it to complete a lap much faster on dry roads. As a result, the drivers enjoy impressive handling on dry roads. However, when it comes to handling on wet roads, there is a lack of siping on the tire’s shoulders. This results in a lower wet handling speed as compared to its counterpart.
On the other hand, the wide-open shoulder design of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric reduces its dry handling capabilities. That’s because the compact shoulders will lead to a lower contact patch and as a result, the vehicle will require more time to complete a lap. But, the same is not translated into the wet handling capabilities of the tire. The numerous grooves present on the shoulder make its performance superior on wet roads. As a result, it enjoys a good contact patch on wet surfaces.
Comparison of Hydroplaning Resistance
The hydroplaning performance also makes a huge difference between both tires. When we looked at the Evo3, we noticed that its grooves are much wider in comparison. Additionally, the 3D sipes also help the tread blocks in pushing the water away from its tread. As a result, the contact between the tire and the road is maintained even in the harsh rainy season.
Whereas, in the case of F1 Asymmetric, there are more cases of hydroplaning as compared to its rival. That’s because the narrower grooves of this tire are not capable of evacuating the water efficiently. For this reason, driving with these tires can be a bit dangerous when there are chances of rain.
Comparison of Rolling Resistance
Rolling resistance is the energy that is needed to roll the tire over any surface. A tire featuring a higher contact patch will also feature a higher rolling resistance. That’s because it will require more friction to roll on the road. Since the contact patch of Evo3 is lower in comparison, its rolling resistance will be lower as well. As a result, the fuel efficiency of the tire will also increase.
In comparison, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric possesses narrower grooves. This will increase the contact patch of these tires. Due to the higher contact patch, the rolling resistance will also be higher. Not only this, but the vehicle will also require more fuel to rotate the tire.
The S1 Evo3 has a higher noise level which is produced by air particles that get stuck inside its wide grooves. Due to more space available, the air particles strike back and forth and as a result, more noise is produced.
On the other hand, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 features narrower grooves in comparison. So, there is less space for the air particles to get stuck inside the grooves. This is what makes the noise level of these tires lower than the Evo3.
Durability & Treadwear
Talking about the durability and treadwear, the Evo3 has a longer tread life as compared to the Eagle F1. That’s because the lesser area of tread comes in contact with the road. As a result, the tread will wear out slower. In addition to this, these tires are also manufactured using silica and carbon black tread compounds. This is what makes them more durable on roads with high temperatures. What’s more, the manufacturers also use the RUN FLAT tires in manufacturing. So, they become an extremely safe option to use in case of emergencies because of greater control.
On the other hand, the F1 Asymmetric is more prone to wear and tear due to its higher rolling resistance and weaker built. Due to the lower durability of these tires, they also offer less mileage in comparison. But, on the brighter side, the thickened sidewalls and rim protector will help the tire, a great deal against scratches.
When it comes to the price of both tires, the Eagle F1 is a higher-priced tire due to its excellent wet handling, grip, and higher comfort. On the other hand, if you are looking for a more affordable option, then the Evo3 with its dry grip capabilities, lower rolling resistance, higher hydroplaning resistance, and durability is an excellent option to consider. In the end, it all depends upon your preferences and requirements.
- The S1 Evo3 and the F1 Asymmetric are both summer tires.
- The dry and wet grip of the Goodyear Eagle F1 is better.
- The dry handling of Evo3 is better whereas the wet handling of the F1 Asymmetric is more efficient.
- The hydroplaning resistance of Evo3 is better.
- The rolling resistance of the Evo3 is also lower leading to better fuel efficiency.
- The Eagle F1 offers more comfort to the users.
- The S1 Evo3 has a lower rate of treadwear.
- The price of the F1 Asymmetric is higher than its competitor.