PIRELLI TYRES

  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection 1 week ago

    Formula One's sole tyre supplier Pirelli has changed its compounds for next month's Brazilian Grand Prix after reassessing the state of new asphalt laid at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit. The original choice of hard and medium tyres was criticised by Brazilian driver Felipe Massa last weekend as potentially dangerous. However Pirelli said...
  • We will provide F1 tyres for five years: Pirelli October 5, 2013

    Yeongam: Formula One tyre provider Pirelli is confident it will continue in that role for the next five years despite not having a contract with the series' governing body. FIA said last week it would have the right from 2015 to decide the tyre provider for the racing series despite Pirelli...
  • McLaren and Pirelli scrap Austin tyre test plan October 4, 2013

    Yeongam: McLaren have been forced to abandon plans for a Pirelli tyre test in Austin ahead of next month's US Grand Prix after objections from other Formula One teams. Pirelli confirmed at the Korean Grand Prix that the test would not occur. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said he was neither...
  • Mercedes drivers back Pirelli to get it right July 3, 2013

    London: Nico Rosberg expressed confidence in Pirelli addressing tyre safety concerns on Wednesday and said Mercedes would be favourites to win in Germany this weekend. "I'm confident that the right decisions will be taken," Rosberg told reporters in a conference call from Stuttgart when asked about Formula One safety fears, with...
  • Silverstone kerbs not behind blowouts, says Derek Warwick July 1, 2013

    London: Silverstone's owners hit back on Monday at suggestions that the circuit's kerbs could be to blame for explosive Pirelli tyre failures at Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix. Derek Warwick, President of the British Racing Drivers Club, said he had been out to look at the kerbs and dismissed as...
  • Formula One risks driver action over tyre safety July 1, 2013

    London: Formula One searched for answers on Monday after headlinegrabbing British Grand Prix tyre blowouts plunged the sport into crisis and triggered talk of a possible driver boycott in Germany next weekend. Tyre supplier Pirelli, who have faced criticism from some teams since the start of the season, began an immediate...
  • Mercedes banned from young driver test in Barcelona June 21, 2013

    Formula One team Mercedes will not take part in this year's young driver test in Barcelona as they have been banned and given a reprimand for using a 2013 car during a tyre test for Pirelli. The International Tribunal panel announced its verdict at the FIA's headquarters in Paris on...
  • Pirelli delay race debut of revised F1 tyres May 29, 2013

    London: Pirelli have shelved plans for Formula One teams to race with newspecification tyres in Canada next week, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. She said the modified rear tyres would now be used only in Friday practice in Montreal for evaluation purposes, with each team given two sets, with...
  • Lotus boss Boullier unhappy with Pirelli tyre changes May 17, 2013

    London: Pirelli's decision to change the Formula One tyres after just six races penalises those who have done a better job than others in getting the existing ones to work, Lotus principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday. "Just imagine for a moment that because a football team can't run as fast...
  • Pirelli urges Formula One to relax testing rules May 14, 2013

    London: Formula One must allow inseason testing to avoid the risk next year of tyres lasting only a handful of laps and races being cut short, according to Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery. Under fire for the quickwearing 2013 compounds that led to a blizzard of pitstops in Spain on...
  • Drivers worried Pirelli tyres are wearing too fast May 13, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Tyres shredded like paper, rubber flew everywhere and cars flitted in and out of the pit lane like supermarket shoppers in a car park. On a frustrating day for drivers and fans alike, nearly 80 pit stops were made during Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, again highlighting what has...
  • F1 teams to get extra tyres for practice at Spanish GP May 6, 2013

    Formula One teams will be given extra tyres for Friday free practice from this week's Spanish Grand Prix to encourage them to provide more action for the fans, supplier Pirelli said on Monday. "We'll be supplying an extra set of prototype hard compound tyres for free practice, which will hopefully ensure...
  • Pirelli announces its plans for opening F1 races February 14, 2013

    For the first time the supersoft tyres will hit the Formula One tracks in the upcoming season, F1 tyres supplier Pirelli have announced. In order to cope with the high temperatures and abrasive surface, Pirelli has taken this step. The giant tyre company has announced its compound choices for the first...
  • Unpredictable F1 filled with questions so far May 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Teams and drivers emerged from the Spanish Grand Prix with more questions than answers on just who is the Formula One favourite after five races. Pastor Maldonado's maiden victory gave Williams their first F1 triumph in eight years and the season's fifth different winner. It's the most varied start since...
  • Schumacher unhappy with Pirelli tyres May 9, 2012

    London: Mercedes' Michael Schumacher has criticised Pirelli's Formula One tyres by saying they make him feel like he is driving on raw eggs. The seventime world champion, who has not stood on the podium since he began his comeback in 2010, told CNN in an interview that the Italian tyres were...