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  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection 3 days 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...
  • Pirelli tyre choice for Brazilian Grand Prix unacceptable: Massa 6 days ago

    Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli's choice of tyres for his home Formula One grand prix next month is "very dangerous". The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos -- the hard and medium tyres -- due to the high energy demands of...
  • Pirelli bring winter tyres to first F1 test January 27, 2014

    Jerez, Spain: Pirelli have taken special winter tyres to the first preseason 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 of...
  • Pirelli gets new threeyear deal to remain Formula One supplier January 16, 2014

    Paris: Pirelli secured a new threeyear 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 inseason testing sessions at Silverstone to assess new tires provided by Pirelli after...
  • F1 teams to test with Pirelli in Bahrain December 10, 2013

    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 India...
  • Formula One teams want fair solution to 2014 tyre testing November 23, 2013

    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 during...
  • Pirelli reschedule tyre test with McLaren October 11, 2013

    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 1112 test, of next year's tyres and using a...
  • Pirelli want action on tyre testing October 7, 2013

    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 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...
  • Pirelli to remain F1 tyre supplier in 2014 September 27, 2013

    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 any...
  • Daniel Ricciardo set for Pirelli test with Red Bull September 9, 2013

    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 September 8, 2013

    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 told...
  • Pirelli have agreements with all teams for 2014 September 6, 2013

    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 assumption...
  • F1 tyre tender would be farcical: Pirelli August 25, 2013

    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 sign...
  • F1 drivers demand answers after Spa punctures August 24, 2013

    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 to...
  • Pirelli calm tyre fears after Spa punctures August 23, 2013

    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 back...
  • Spotlight on tyres, Vettel's rivals in Hungary July 25, 2013

    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 midseason break, Pirelli hopes its muchlamented tyres withstand the hot temperatures expected...
  • Force India's Young Diver Test continues in Silverstone July 19, 2013

    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 to...
  • Red Bull slam F1 over 'tyre management' rules July 16, 2013

    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 Pirelli...
  • Red Bull likely to conduct Pirelli test July 13, 2013

    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 July 11, 2013

    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 British...
  • Pirelli asks F1 teams to respect tyre requirements July 5, 2013

    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 stop...
  • F1 drivers threaten boycott if tyre problems persist July 5, 2013

    Nuerburgring: Formula One drivers announced on Thursday they will withdraw from this weekend's German Grand Prix if the tyre blowouts 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. However,...
  • Force India have no tyre issues: Sutil July 4, 2013

    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 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...
  • Pirelli announces tyre changes ahead of German Grand Prix July 3, 2013

    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 Felipe...
  • FIA allows inseason testing over tyre trouble July 3, 2013

    London: Facing a revolt from teams over exploding tyres at the British Grand Prix, Formula One's governing body allowed inseason 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 1719 at Silverstone would be...
  • Pirelli says teams contributed to blowouts July 3, 2013

    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 July 1, 2013

    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 highspeed blowouts in the British Formula One grand prix. Pirelli, which supplies all 11 teams in F1 motor racing, suffered the downside of supporting...