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Pirelli: 4 more years with Formula 1

Pirelli: 4 more years with Formula 1

26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will remain global tyre partner of the FIA Formula One World Championship until the end of the 2023 season after extending its current contract – which lasts until the end of the 2019 season – for a further four years. Pirelli notes that the agreement to extend the partnership was “completed in a short timeframe” on the back of the “successful partnership over recent years.”

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Pirelli revises F1 tyre colour coding

Pirelli revises F1 tyre colour coding

24th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Depending on how you look at it, Pirelli has either simplified its F1 tyre colour coding for 2019 or made it more complicated. Only three P Zero colours will be seen at each race next year. These will always be the same – white, yellow and red – and denote the hard, medium and soft tyre choices at every Grand Prix. But the use of just three colours doesn’t mean Pirelli will only offer three tyre compounds.

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Hankook throws its hat into the Formula 1 ring

Hankook throws its hat into the Formula 1 ring

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s official: Hankook Tire has submitted a tender for Formula 1 tyre supply between 2020 and 2023. In response to questions from within our publishing group, Felix Kinzer, director of corporate communications at Hankook Tire Europe, confirmed that the company submitted an application prior to the 31 August deadline.

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Todt: 2 bids for F1 tyre supply

3rd September 2018 | 0 Comments

During last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, Jead Todt disclosed that a second tyre maker has expressed interest in becoming exclusive Formula 1 tyre supplier for the 2020 to 2023 seasons. He didn’t reveal the company’s name – he claimed not to have the information at hand – however we confirmed it wasn’t Michelin.

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Pirelli sees technology transfer value in F1 smart tyres

Pirelli sees technology transfer value in F1 smart tyres

9th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has presented new solutions and concepts as part of its Cyber Tyre development programme for more than a decade now. At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the tyre maker introduced the Connesso system, a sensor-based solution that provides motorists with real-time tyre pressure and temperature data, as well as information about use and maintenance. Yet Cyber Tyre has only focused on road-going solutions so far – a further step for Pirelli would be to introduce its technology into Formula 1.

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Conditions still don’t seem right for a Michelin return to F1

Conditions still don’t seem right for a Michelin return to F1

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

The FIA is currently seeking tenders for tyre supply to the Formula One World Championship between 2020 and 2023. As expected, talk in motorsport circles has returned to the possibility of Michelin throwing its hat into the ring. The French tyre maker is open to the prospect of acting as sole tyre supplier, as requested by the FIA tender, provided that “a technical challenge was involved.” Yet other FIA conditions continue to place stumbling blocks in the way of a Michelin return.

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It’s a tyre, it’s a speaker…Pirelli joins forces with iXOOST

It’s a tyre, it’s a speaker…Pirelli joins forces with iXOOST

25th July 2018 | 0 Comments

We don’t know how we’ve lived this long without one: iXOOST has launched a Bluetooth speaker that resembles a Pirelli Formula 1 tyre. The tyre/speaker is the result of a partnership between the tyre maker and high-end car audio specialist iXOOST to “create a new sound experience inspired by motorsport.”

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Former F1 driver Jochen Mass becomes Vredestein brand ambassador

Former F1 driver Jochen Mass becomes Vredestein brand ambassador

18th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the agreement signed last year, Vredestein is again the official tyre partner and main sponsor of the world-renowned Mille Miglia (1000 Miglia) rally currently taking place in Italy. The event has in turn provided the backdrop for the announcement of a new partnership between Vredestein and former Formula One racer Jochen Mass.

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F1: Pit stop strategy helped Vettel to victory

F1: Pit stop strategy helped Vettel to victory

26th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli began an eighth season as Formula 1 tyre supplier at the Australian Grand Prix over the weekend, and it opines that pit stop strategy was “central” to the race’s outcome.

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38,788 tyres and 120kg of parmesan cheese – Pirelli’s year in F1

6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

This year’s Formula 1 season ended with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix late last month and preparations are already under way for 2018. Looking back over its year as exclusive tyre supplier to the championship, Pirelli has presented statistics from its 2017 season.

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Teams try out 2018 Pirelli F1 range

30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Testing of Pirelli’s 2018 Formula 1 tyres took place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit over a two-day period this week, and following the conclusion of proceedings the tyre maker is proud to report that four-time and current champion Lewis Hamilton has declared the new PZero Pink hypersoft tyre the “best tyre Pirelli has ever made.”

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Hypersoft and Superhard options joining Pirelli’s F1 range in 2018

28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Changes such as those seen this year won’t be a hallmark of the Formula 1 tyre range Pirelli offers teams in 2018, however the tyre maker says this doesn’t mean it hasn’t been busy. In line with its aim of ensuring an average of two pit stops at most races, two extra compounds and sidewall colours will join the Pirelli Formula 1 tyre range in 2018. The line-up previewed by the tyre maker at last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix also includes fresh constructions, compounds and working ranges.

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Pirelli: Soft tyres an “aggressive choice” for Belgian GP

Pirelli: Soft tyres an “aggressive choice” for Belgian GP

23rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Belgian Grand Prix gets under way in two days’ time, and Pirelli will bring its P Zero Purple ultrasoft tyres for the first time to Spa-Francorchamps, together with the P Zero Red supersoft and P Zero Yellow soft. This is the sixth time this year that the three softest tyres in the Pirelli Formula One range have been selected – Pirelli says their use in Belgium represents “a more aggressive choice.” And as the weekend’s forecast includes rain, there’s a good chance we’ll also see the Cinturato Green intermediate or Cinturato Blue full wet at some point during proceedings.

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British GP: Raikkonen incident caused by external damage, not “tyre issues”

27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

An analysis of the tyre that caused problems for Kimi Raikkonen in the British Grand Prix has found “no issues connected with the tyre itself nor with its use,” shares Pirelli. A close inspection of the soft compound tyre fitted to the front left wheel of Raikkonen’s Ferrari revealed specific damage in two places at the edge of the belt close to the internal shoulder area, however no damage was found in any other area of the tyre, and no signs of fatigue were evident in the belt and structure.

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British GP tyre problems unrelated, believes Pirelli

British GP tyre problems unrelated, believes Pirelli

17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli Tyre is looking at the issues that Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen experienced with their front-left tyres during yesterday’s British Grand Prix race, however the tyre maker believes the two tyre failures are unrelated.

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