Overall, the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 was a good step forward when compared to the Asymmetric 3 in all key areas, and on par with the Continental PremiumContact 6. The gap between the Continental and the Goodyear is now so close, that in a different tyre size to this (225/40 R18), some of the test results might be flipped.
During dry braking, the Asymmetric 3 took a surprise win, beating the Asymmetric 5 and PremiumContact 6.
During dry handling the Continental was the fastest tyre on test, with the Asymmetric 5 and PremiumContact 6 both having an excellent subjective balance.
The PremiumContact 6 had a small advantage during wet braking.
The Asymmetric 5 and PremiumContact 6 posted exactly the same laptimes, with the Goodyear providing a slightly better balance.
The new Asymmetric 5 proved to be best in straight aquaplaning, with the PremiumContact 6 ahead in curved aquaplaning.
The Asymmetric 5 had both the lowest internal noise and highlest levels of comfort on test, though it was again very close between the Asymmetric 5 and PremiumContact 6.
Best comfort, high levels of wet grip with an excellent balance in the dry and wet.
Slight loss of steering feedback in really high speed cornering.
An excellent balanced tyre and a good step over the previous Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3.
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Fastest dry lap time, quick precise steering in the dry, excellent curved aquaplaning.
Slightly nervous in the wet, higher levels of wear during dry handling.
High levels of grip in all conditions, with precise steering and good levels of comfort.
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Shortest dry braking.
The replacement Asymmetric 5 improves this tyre in nearly all areas.
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