Tag: Pirelli

Pirelli man earmarked to head Bridgestone in Germany

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

After close to two decades at Pirelli, Christian Mühlhäuser will soon join Bridgestone as head of the tyre maker’s operation in Germany. According to numerous sources, he will succeed Andreas Niegsch, whose tenure as head of Bridgestone Deutschland GmbH will reportedly end this year.

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Pirelli OE on Lamborghini Urus

Wednesday 17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Three different Pirelli tyre models will be supplied as original equipment for the new Lamborghini Urus. Purchasers of the 650hp SUV will be able to chose between the P Zero, P Zero Corsa and Scorpion ranges; Pirelli notes that the Scorpion is also available in winter, all-season and all-terrain versions. A total of six 21- to 23-inch tyre dimensions have been homologated for the Urus.

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Pirelli signs synthetic rubber deal with Nizhnekamskneftekhim

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has signed a contract with synthetic rubber maker Nizhnekamskneftekhim to establish supply in 2018. According to Nizhnekamskneftekhim, the contract was signed during a working visit to Milan by the president of the Republic of Tatarstan in December.

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Pirelli tyres OE on BMW M5

Pirelli tyres OE on BMW M5

Thursday 21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

The new-generation BMW M5 will come to market in the spring, and in exchange for upwards of £90,000 proud new owners will receive a 592 bhp (441 kW) twin-turbo V-8 saloon with BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system and an eight-speed semi-automatic transmission. And custom-made P Zero tyres.

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Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

Wednesday 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Pirelli supported a wide range of different racing and rallying competition in Britain, including GT racing, F3 and rallying.

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EV tyres: does the Tesla Model X give us a glimpse of the future?

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

With recent legislation aiming to banish non-electric vehicles from both showrooms and city centres (starting with Oxford, which wants them gone by 2020) car manufacturers are preparing for electric power to become the mainstream. Electric propulsion has emerged by consensus as the future of driving, rather than other alternative technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells.

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Pirelli-supported Autosport Awards celebrate 2017 winners

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The Autosport Awards, sponsored by Pirelli, took place in London on Sunday to celebrate achievements across motorsport in 2017. In addition to its event sponsorship, the tyre maker sponsored a number of the awards. Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton was named International Racing Driver of the Year and British Competition Driver of the Year, while his Mercedes team won the Racing Car of the Year award for the fourth year in a row.

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

Wednesday 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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Multi-compound: Pirelli launching Diablo Rosso Corsa II

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Drawing upon experience gained during its 15 years as official tyre supplier to the FIM Superbike World Championship, Pirelli says it has now merged its best technologies from racetrack and road to produce the Diablo Rosso Corsa II. This latest member of the Diablo family will be available worldwide from January 2018.

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Pirelli returning to WRC in 2018

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Following a year off in 2017, Pirelli will return to the World Rally Championship from next year. The tyre maker has already homologated new products for the latest generation of WRC car as well as the feeder WRC2 category. In addition, from next year Pirelli also commences exclusive tyre supply for the Junior World Rally Championship, a series dedicated to drivers born later than 1 January 1989 and contested using identical R2-class Ford Fiestas. The winner will become the owner of a brand-new Fiesta R5 together with a tyre, fuel and free rally entries package towards the 2019 WRC2 season.

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Pirelli IPO marks landmark in new ownership structure

Monday 4th December 2017 | 0 Comments

If Pirelli’s sale to the ChemChina-led consortium in 2015, along with the legal and integration work in 2016 wasn’t enough, 2017 is proving to have been another complex and busy year for Pirelli. The last 12 months have seen the company pass two key landmarks in its post-acquisition strategy: the separation of the industrial tyre business (including industrial, truck, OTR and agricultural operations) into the new Prometeon Tyre Group in the first part of year; and the successful re-listing of the Pirelli in the autumn. The latest news is that Pirelli’s major shareholder – Marco Polo International - has increased its shareholding in Pirelli following the IPO by exercising a greenshoe option.

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Teams try out 2018 Pirelli F1 range

Thursday 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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Pirelli and Politecnico Milan renew research partnership

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Pirelli and the University of Milan have renewed a new three-year research deal signed by Marco Tronchetti Provera – Pirelli’s executive vice chairman and CEO – and Ferruccio Resta, rector of the Politecnico University. The original Joint Labs agreement dates back to 2011 with the aim of developing innovative tyre technology for the future.

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

Tuesday 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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McLaren teams with Pirelli to deliver winter package

Monday 27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

McLaren, the British creator of luxury sports and super cars, has paired with tyre partner Pirelli to deliver a new winter wheel and tyre package for McLaren Sports Series models.

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