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F1 ‘possibly the most demanding customer that we have’ – Isola

F1 ‘possibly the most demanding customer that we have’ – Isola

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli’s agreement to supply tyres to Formula 1 for another four years follows a year in which the manufacturer confirmed it was working on a Cyber Tyre solution – Pirelli’s smart tyre development programme – for motorsport. After securing another term supplying the pinnacle of motorsport Pirelli’s car racing manager Mario Isola tells Tyres & Accessories why the tyre manufacturer was so keen to continue with its Formula 1 supply deal.

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Pirelli opens fourth branch of P Zero World tyre boutique concept in Dubai

Pirelli opens fourth branch of P Zero World tyre boutique concept in Dubai

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has opened a fourth branch of its tyre boutique retail concept P Zero World on a third continent. The store follows previous openings in Los Angeles, Munich and Monte-Carlo. More than 60 supercars belonging to local collectors formed a parade through the city to mark the Dubai opening. The following day more than 200 cars took to the track at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi for the P Zero Experience: Pirelli’s track day event.

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Pirelli unveiled as BAC Mono OE tyre partner

Pirelli unveiled as BAC Mono OE tyre partner

10th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) and Pirelli have announced a new original equipment agreement at Autosport International. Pirelli’s head of car racing, Mario Isola, Pirelli UK motorsport manager Jonathan Wells, and BAC co-founders Neill and Ian Briggs jointly introduced the arrangement, which means the British manufacturer’s Mono will run on the P Zero Trofeo R.

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A colour for every country – P Zero Colour Edition at Ferrari Challenge

A colour for every country – P Zero Colour Edition at Ferrari Challenge

23rd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli is bringing a splash of colour to the Ferrari Challenge. The safety car used in the single-marque championship will be fitted with P Zero Color Edition tyres, with a different colour used for each country where a round takes place.

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

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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Bentley, Lamborghini vie for British GT glory with on Pirelli tyres

20th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The winners of this year’s British GT Championship titles in both the GT3 and GT4 classes will be decided in a two-hour race at Donington Park on Sunday, where all entrants will be equipped with Pirelli tyres. The track, which also hosts the World Superbike Championship, supplied by Pirelli, is only a 14-mile drive from the manufacturer’s Burton-upon-Trent facility, making it something of a home track.

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

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

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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Pirelli to supply inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours in exclusive agreement

Pirelli to supply inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours in exclusive agreement

29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has added the inaugural Suzuka 10 Hours to its portfolio of international GT races and championships. The race is scheduled for 23-26 August 2018. The race, featuring GT3 cars, will be the first-ever encounter between Japanese Super GT300 and international GT cars, all running on Pirelli P Zero tyres on one of the most exciting and demanding circuits in the world. Pirelli states that its association with the world’s most prestigious car brands, and premier championships such as the Blancpain GT Series, contribute to its global leadership in ultra-high performance tyres.

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Audi triumphs from pole on P Zero DHD on Hungaroring

Audi triumphs from pole on P Zero DHD on Hungaroring

29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest round of the Pirelli-supplied Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup was won by the WRT Audi crew of Marcel Fassler and Dries Vanthoor, who stamped their authority on the 60-minute main race, having started from pole following success in Saturday’s qualifying race. The main race was extremely closely-fought, with the top six cars covered […]

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Pirelli equips British GT field for season’s longest race at Silverstone

Pirelli equips British GT field for season’s longest race at Silverstone

7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will supply the tyres for the British GT Championship’s blue-riband event: the Silverstone 500. With a single three-hour endurance race, this round features 50 per cent more racing than any other event and unique strategic opportunities for the teams, all of whom race on Pirelli P Zero tyres.

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Snetterton next for British GT Championship

Snetterton next for British GT Championship

25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Snetterton hosts the third event of the British GT Championship season this weekend, with a pair of one-hour races to be contested by a provisional field of 28 supercars all equipped with Pirelli P Zero tyres.

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Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for Hungary grand prix

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

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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Pirelli to supply 3,000 P Zero tyres to 100+ cars in Blancpain Endurance at Silverstone

Pirelli to supply 3,000 P Zero tyres to 100+ cars in Blancpain Endurance at Silverstone

10th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will bring around 3,000 P Zero tyres to Silverstoe for the second round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. The P Zero DHD will be fitted to the entire Blancpain GT grid, provisionally of 55 cars, while the DH slick will be supplied to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. With rain a possibility, Pirelli will also bring its WH tyre for all categories.

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Bentley wins at Rockingham in new Pirelli P Zero DHD’s first British GT endurance race

Bentley wins at Rockingham in new Pirelli P Zero DHD’s first British GT endurance race

2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 driven by Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris and with Pirelli P Zero DHD tyres won the two-hour race at Rockingham in round two of the British GT Championship. Supplied with DH tyres, the Ginetta G55 of Will Tregurtha and Stuart Middleton won in the GT4 class – at 17 they represent the youngest pairing to ever win in British GT.

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