Pirelli

  • Pirelli bring winter tyres to first F1 test 27-01-2014 11:30 PM

    Jerez, Spain: Pirelli have taken special winter tyres to the first pre-season Formula One test to ensure teams get as much track time as possible if the weather turns cold. Testing, which starts in Jerez on Tuesday with 10 of the 11 teams, has been brought forward from February because...
  • Pirelli gets new three-year deal to remain Formula One supplier 16-01-2014 05:48 PM

    Paris: Pirelli secured a new three-year contract with motor sport's governing body on Thursday to remain Formula One's sole tire supplier, a welcome relief for the Italian manufacturer following an extremely difficult season. Last July, F1 teams held in-season testing sessions at Silverstone to assess new tires provided by Pirelli...
  • F1 teams to test with Pirelli in Bahrain 10-12-2013 08:54 AM

    London: Six Formula One teams will carry out a tyre test with supplier Pirelli in Bahrain next week after the sporting regulations were changed on safety grounds, the governing FIA said on Monday. The International Automobile Federation said in a statement that world champions Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Force...
  • Formula One teams want fair solution to 2014 tyre testing 23-11-2013 02:30 PM

    Sao Paulo: Formula One teams and Pirelli are left scrambling to find a solution to test the new 2014 tyres after rain scrapped their plans at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Pirelli brought the prototype tires to Brazil this weekend but teams were not able to test them because it rained...
  • Pirelli reschedule tyre test with McLaren 11-10-2013 12:15 PM

    Suzuka: Pirelli have rescheduled a tyre test with McLaren for Italy's Vallelunga circuit next month after Formula One's governing body rejected plans for it to be held in Austin, Texas, ahead of the US Grand Prix. A Pirelli spokeswoman said the November 11-12 test, of next year's tyres and using...
  • Pirelli want action on tyre testing 07-10-2013 11:34 AM

    Seoul: Pirelli have urged Formula One teams to give them the tools to do their job rather than complaining their tyres are not good enough. The Italian company was again in the line of fire at the weekend's Korean Grand Prix, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Red Bull's Mark Webber...
  • 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...
  • Pirelli to remain F1 tyre supplier in 2014 27-09-2013 08:34 PM

    London: Pirelli can continue as Formula One's sole tyre supplier next season, the sport's governing body said on Friday. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said the 2013 Concorde Agreement governing the sport, which is yet to be signed by all parties, would make it the body in charge of conducting...
  • Daniel Ricciardo set for Pirelli test with Red Bull 09-09-2013 09:02 AM

    Monza: Australian Daniel Ricciardo is set to drive a 2011 Red Bull Formula One car in Spain this week as part of a test of next year's tyres organised by Pirelli. The Toro Rosso driver is replacing compatriot Mark Webber at the world champions next season and team principal Christian...
  • FIA ready to renew Pirelli contract 08-09-2013 02:46 PM

    Monza: Formula One's governing body is ready to renew Pirelli's tyre contract for 2014 if the teams and commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone are in agreement, FIA president Jean Todt said on Saturday. "If everybody says we are very happy, then what is the point going to a tender?," the Frenchman...
  • Pirelli have agreements with all teams for 2014 06-09-2013 11:27 PM

    Monza: Formula One's sole tyre supplier Pirelli now has agreements in place with all the teams for 2014, the Italian company's motorsport director Paul Hembery said on Friday. Hembery said there was still no contract signed with the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA), however, although Pirelli were working on the...
  • F1 tyre tender would be farcical: Pirelli 25-08-2013 11:09 AM

    Belgium: Putting Formula One's 2014 tyre supply contract out to tender would be a farcical step so late in the season, Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said on Saturday. The Italian company is proceeding on the basis that it will remain the sole supplier next season but has yet to...
  • F1 drivers demand answers after Spa punctures 24-08-2013 08:27 AM

    Spa-Francorchamps: Formula One drivers sought reassurance from tyre supplier Pirelli on Friday after world champion Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso suffered punctures in second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix. Red Bull's Vettel was fastest in the dry session but the sight of him nursing his stricken car back...
  • Pirelli calm tyre fears after Spa punctures 23-08-2013 11:41 PM

    Spa-Francorchamps: Pirelli calmed renewed fears about their Formula One tyres on Friday after triple world champion Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso suffered punctures in second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix. Red Bull's Vettel was fastest in the dry session but the sight of him nursing his stricken car...
  • Spotlight on tyres, Vettel's rivals in Hungary 25-07-2013 10:26 PM

    Budapest: The pressure will be on tyre manufacturer Pirelli, similar to those trying to catch Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. While Vettel's rivals try to stop him from extending his lead before the mid-season break, Pirelli hopes its much-lamented tyres withstand the hot temperatures...
  • Force India's Young Diver Test continues in Silverstone 19-07-2013 12:04 PM

    Silverstone: Force India's Young Driver Test continued here with British driver James Calado completing 48 laps this morning before handing over the car to Paul Di Resta for a Pirelli programme. Calado completed 48 laps, while Di Resta drove for 42 laps. "It has been fantastic to get an opportunity...
  • Red Bull slam F1 over 'tyre management' rules 16-07-2013 10:44 AM

    London: Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has criticised the current format of Formula One, saying that it is being ruined by the current rules of tyre management. Even though Red Bull has won two of the first four Grands Prix in 2013, Mateschitz appears unhappy with the changes in the...
  • Red Bull likely to conduct Pirelli test 13-07-2013 02:51 PM

    Red Bull are expected to conduct tyre test using their 2011 model, but won't be using 'nonedescript helmets' during the testing. Last month both Mercedes and Pirelli were reprimanded by the FIA's International Tribunal and the former was also banned for the Young Driver Test after they conducted a private...
  • Pirelli to bring soft tyres for the Hungarian GP 11-07-2013 01:03 PM

    Formula One teams at the Hungarian Grand Prix will have 'soft' and 'medium' tyres for their cars supplied by Pirelli, BBC Sport has reported. After Lotus termed Pirelli's initial choice of 'hard' and 'medium' tyres as "conservative", the supplier revised its decision, which comes after multiple failures at last weekend's...
  • Pirelli asks F1 teams to respect tyre requirements 05-07-2013 02:33 PM

    Nuerburgring, Germany: With some of the leading Formula One drivers threatening to boycott the German Grand Prix if tyre blowouts persist, Pirelli has asked the teams to ensure safety by strictly respecting tyre operation requirements. The tyre supplier wants all teams to remain within the prescribed pressure limits and to...
  • F1 drivers threaten boycott if tyre problems persist 05-07-2013 08:26 AM

    Nuerburgring: Formula One drivers announced on Thursday they will withdraw from this weekend's German Grand Prix if the tyre blow-outs which marred Sunday's British race occur again. During news conferences, drivers sounded confident that tyre provider Pirelli had sorted out the problem by introducing new rubbers for the Nuerburgring race....
  • Force India have no tyre issues: Sutil 04-07-2013 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: Pirelli faced serious criticism after the tyre blowouts at British Grand Prix last Sunday but one Formula 1 team which is not complaining is Sahara Force India. Tyres have been a regular subject of debate this season and their scrutiny has intensified with four drivers -- Lewis Hamilton...
  • 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,...
  • Pirelli announces tyre changes ahead of German Grand Prix 03-07-2013 02:17 PM

    Milan: Formula One cars will race on different tyres for the rest of the season in the wake of a string of blowouts during Sunday's British Grand Prix that sparked the threat of a revolt from teams. Tyres exploded on four cars at Silverstone, including those of Lewis Hamilton and...
  • FIA allows in-season testing over tyre trouble 03-07-2013 02:10 PM

    London: Facing a revolt from teams over exploding tyres at the British Grand Prix, Formula One's governing body allowed in-season testing on Monday to allay safety fears. Jean Todt, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) president, said in a statement the Young Drivers Test scheduled for July 17-19 at Silverstone would...
  • Pirelli says teams contributed to blowouts 03-07-2013 08:48 AM

    Formula One teams contributed to the dramatic blowouts at Sunday's British Grand Prix by mounting rear tyres the wrong way around and running them with low pressures, supplier Pirelli said on Tuesday. Rejecting any suggestion that its product was dangerous, the Italian company said in a statement it would bring...
  • Exploding F1 tyres are bad news for Pirelli brand 01-07-2013 10:28 PM

    London: "Take the F1 performance to your car," runs a slogan on the website of Italian tyre maker Pirelli that risks alarming motorists after a weekend of high-speed blowouts in the British Formula One grand prix. Pirelli, which supplies all 11 teams in F1 motor racing, suffered the downside of...
  • 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...
  • Pirelli to have two three-day tests on tyres: Bernie Ecclestone 01-07-2013 06:54 PM

    London: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says Pirelli will be allowed to run two three-day tests in a bid to resolve the tyre blowouts that affected four drivers in the British Grand Prix on Sunday. Bernie Ecclestone says he has spoken to FIA president Jean Todt, who has agreed the...