Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 review
An impressive debut, with good performance in all conditions and near-best fuel economy helping to offset high prices at the pump
Goodyear claims the new-for-2022 Asymmetric 6 is ‘ready for anything’ because it is designed not just for cars but also for SUVs and EVs. It certainly works on the former – this result was so close to a dream debut win for the Asymmetric 6, but it just fell short.
The Bridgestone had the edge at the test track, but for high-mileage drivers the Goodyear’s fuel economy may well swing the balance because it will use around three per cent less fuel than the Potenza Sport.
While it may not have been able to match the Potenza Sport in the wet and dry, it was a clear step ahead of the opposition. As we saw in our First Test (Issue 1,737) there is a pleasant liveliness to this latest Asymmetric and it felt planted in the dry, particularly through the faster, longer turns.
We could feel it again in the wet, where the turn-in was quick but the rear remained under control. Grip through corners under power was a touch less than with the Bridgestone but was enough to leave it less than a second off our winner and less than a metre behind the Potenza in wet braking.
Cabin noise didn’t help its bid for the win, but the small performance gaps in the wet and dry mean it has to settle for the runner-up spot here.
"This tyre seems well placed to build upon the popularity of its predecessor, which is a popular tyre with customers – scoring 4.6/5 from more than 1,500 reviews."
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
In this review
- 1IntroductionAfter two years of Covid-affected testing, our programme is back on track for this year’s tyre test
- 2Bridgestone Potenza SportIf you are looking for a great tyre to drive in wet and dry, look no further. Bridgestone finally has a tyre that can compete in this sector
- 3Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 - currently readingAn impressive debut, with good performance in all conditions and near-best fuel economy helping to offset high prices at the pump
- 4Maxxis Victra Sport 5 VS5Maxxis has definitely found something with the Victra Sport 5, which delivered a good all-round performance matching higher-profile brands
- 5Hankook Ventus S1 evo3Former test winner is still a top performer and the one to have if you’re after a quiet ride and value good wet-braking performance
- 6Falken Azenis FK520A promising newcomer from Falken in deep water, but other aspects of wet grip need work if it’s to challenge the top performers
- 7Pirelli Cinturato P7We’ve said it before and will again: Pirelli needs to look again at the P7 because it is currently no match for its premium rivals in this sector
- 8Austone Athena SP 7Athena is the Greek goddess of practical reason, which dictates this tyre should be avoided regardless of the tempting price
- 9Tyre test 2022: results by categoryIn-depth look at the scoring charts for our 2022 tyre test