Pirelli Tyres

  • We will provide F1 tyres for five years: Pirelli 05-10-2013 09:03 AM

    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...
  • McLaren and Pirelli scrap Austin tyre test plan 04-10-2013 09:02 AM

    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...
  • Mercedes drivers back Pirelli to get it right 03-07-2013 05:30 PM

    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,...
  • Silverstone kerbs not behind blowouts, says Derek Warwick 01-07-2013 07:18 PM

    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...
  • Formula One risks driver action over tyre safety 01-07-2013 04:18 PM

    London: Formula One searched for answers on Monday after headline-grabbing 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...
  • Mercedes banned from young driver test in Barcelona 21-06-2013 07:58 PM

    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 29-05-2013 11:26 PM

    London: Pirelli have shelved plans for Formula One teams to race with new-specification 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 17-05-2013 09:46 AM

    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...
  • Pirelli urges Formula One to relax testing rules 14-05-2013 07:12 PM

    London: Formula One must allow in-season 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 quick-wearing 2013 compounds that led to a blizzard of pitstops in Spain on...
  • Drivers worried Pirelli tyres are wearing too fast 13-05-2013 07:24 PM

    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 06-05-2013 08:45 PM

    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...
  • In Sergio Perez, a star is born

    Slispstream |  Dhananjay Khadilkar
    It has been a while since Formula One witnessed such a dramatic race in which the hero was someone from a team other than the...