Tag: Formula One

Former F1 driver Jochen Mass becomes Vredestein brand ambassador

Former F1 driver Jochen Mass becomes Vredestein brand ambassador

Friday 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

Monday 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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Pirelli increases presence at Autosport International

Pirelli increases presence at Autosport International

Friday 9th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli showcased the broad variety of its global motorsport programme from the largest stand it has ever presented at Autosport International at the 2018 edition of the show. Pirelli’s head of car racing Mario Isola, who heads up the company’s Formula One programme, visited the show along with around 100,000 other visitors over the course of the weekend.

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F1 technology transfer insufficient, says Michelin

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The level of race to road technology transfer in Formula 1 is insufficient to pique Michelin’s interest in returning to the series as tyre supplier. This is the comment from Pascal Couasnon despite the tyre maker’s renewed interest several years ago.

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Pirelli congratulates Hamilton on 4th F1 title, Verstappen on ultra/supersoft win in Mexico

Monday 30th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Yesterday’s Mexican Grand Prix delivered Lewis Hamilton his fourth drivers’ title, not to mention a moment of bated breath in the very first round as Hamilton’s Mercedes made contact with the Ferrari of closest title contender Sebastian Vettel. The collision, comments Pirelli, added an extra tactical element to the race, as both protagonists were forced to deviate from the expected one-stop strategy.

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Softer Pirelli P Zero F1 tyre line-up for the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has continued its late-season trend of introducing softer Formula One compounds than in 2016 with its selection for the Japanese grand prix at Suzuka. Mario Isola, head of car racing, says that “this is particularly pertinent” at Suzuka, “as it’s one of the most challenging tracks for tyres of the entire year, with a very big emphasis on lateral loads that can cause thermal degradation if the tyres are not properly managed.

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Hamilton wins first battle of Pirelli wet tyres at Singapore

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The first ever wet Singapore Grand Prix saw the top six starting on Pirelli’s Cinturato Green intermediate tyre and a mixture of Cinturato Blue wets and intermediates further down the grid. the early safety car periods provided the opportunity for some drivers to change from wet to intermediate tyres, while Daniel Ricciardo, who had started on intermediates, opted to change to a fresh set of intermediates. The Red Bull driver finished the grand prix second, behind the Mercedes of race winner Lewis Hamilton.

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Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 at Monza F1, as Ricciardo tyre gambit pays off

Monday 4th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Mercedes, led by Lewis Hamilton, took the top two podium steps at Monza’s Italian grand prix as nearly every driver chose a one-stop supersoft-soft strategy. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo adopted a different strategy, starting on a soft and moving to the supersoft for the second stint to move 12 places up from his starting position of 16th on the grid – the result of penalties. The Australian also set the fastest lap of the race, which was two seconds faster than last year’s equivalent, using the same tyres.

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British Grand Prix: Pirelli plumps for softer compounds

British Grand Prix: Pirelli plumps for softer compounds

Wednesday 12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Formula One comes to the UK this weekend with the British Grand Prix, and Pirelli has opted to bring softer tyres to Silverstone than originally planned. During this halfway-point round in the 2017 F1 calendar, teams will work with the P Zero White medium, P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tyres rather than the hard, medium and soft tyres initially nominated. Pirelli comments that the decision to focus on the softer end of the compound spectrum was taken after examining information gained from previous races. This will be the first time the supersoft compound has taken to the track at the British Grand Prix.

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Vettel wins one of Monaco’s fastest ever grands prix

Vettel wins one of Monaco’s fastest ever grands prix

Tuesday 30th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Sebastian Vettel won one of the fastest ever Monaco grands prix, using a one-stop strategy. The Ferrari driver used Pirelli’s P Zero Purple ultrasoft and Red supersoft tyres in the expected fastest strategy, running a longer – and faster – first stint than teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who qualified on pole and finished second. A similar strategy was employed by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo to make up two places from his grid position and claim a podium finish.

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Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for Hungary grand prix

Thursday 25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has announced that it will bring the P Zero Red supersoft, Yellow soft, and White medium compounds to the eleventh round of the 2017 Formula One season at the Hungaroring (28-30 July).

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Pirelli announces F1 compounds for 2017 British grand prix

Pirelli announces F1 compounds for 2017 British grand prix

Thursday 18th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will bring its P Zero Red Supersoft, Yellow Soft, and White Medium Formula One compounds to Silverstone for the British grand prix on 14-16 July, the tenth race of the 2017 championship. This will be the fourth time this mix has been employed, previously seen in China, Bahrain, and Azerbaijan.

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Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas wins Russian grand prix with one-stop strategy

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas wins Russian grand prix with one-stop strategy

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas claimed his first Formula One victory in the Russian Grand Prix with a one-stop strategy used by most drivers, as has always been the case in Sochi. The Finn took the lead on the first corner from third on the grid using ultrasoft, stopping for the supersoft tyre before his key rival: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

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Pirelli pours cold water on Prost’s F1 tyre idea

Tuesday 25th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Alain Prost believes that allowing Formula 1 teams to combine different compound tyres on the same car, and giving them the option to compete without switching to a different compound, would make for a race with more surprises and greater freedom for drivers. But Pirelli isn’t having any of this. Pit stops are viewed as integral to the F1 spectacle, and the F1 tyre supplier dismisses the mixing of tyre types as impractical.

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Pirelli agrees 2017 tyre test calendar with F1 teams, FIA

Friday 21st April 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has defined the development programme for its 2018 slick and wet weather Formula One tyres in agreement with F1’s teams and the FIA. Starting with the recently completed Bahrain test, the programme will conclude with testing on 14-15 November at Interlagos, Brazil.

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