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Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pirelli confirms hardest compounds for Spain

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has confirmed that it will have the three hardest compounds in its range available for drivers at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Soft, Medium and Hard compounds will be used when the sport returns to Europe at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in May. Under revised 2016 regulations, drivers have been given compound choices for 10 of the 13 sets of tyres which will be allocated to them. Out of the remaining three, Pirelli has allocated one set of Medium and […]

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Pirelli confirms Azerbaijan GP compounds

Pirelli has confirmed the compounds which will be used when Formula 1 makes its inaugural visit to Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, later this year. Formula 1's sole tyre supplier will bring the Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres for the race, which will take place around the streets of Baku. The selection is the same as for the opening four races, which take place in Australia, Bahrain, China and Russia. Under revised 2016 regulations, drivers are permitted free tyre choice for 10 of the 13 compounds, […]

Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ultra Soft tyre set for debut in Monaco

Pirelli's new Ultra Soft tyre is set to make its debut at the Monaco Grand Prix, and will also be used at the following race in Canada. Pirelli has added the Ultra Soft tyre to its existing range of dry compounds and will be used for the first time at a race weekend around the streets of Monaco. The Ultra Soft tyre made its public debut during pre-season testing last week, with Sebastian Vettel clocking the fastest time across the four day event on Pirelli's […]

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pirelli to push for extra tyre testing

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has reiterated its desire for further specific tyre tests, in order to meet the demands of the 2017 regulations. Pirelli has pushed for testing across recent years and for 2016 the FIA has tweaked the regulations to allow the Italian company to conduct six two-day tests during the course of the season. A meeting will be held in Milan next week between Pirelli and Formula 1 stakeholders in a bid to define the mandate provided to Pirelli from the start […]

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ecclestone backs call for 'flat out' racing

Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has backed calls made by drivers for a return to 'flat out' racing in Formula 1, following years of competition with tyres designed to degrade at a certain rate. Pirelli, since its return as the sole supplier in 2011, has been given a mandate to spice up the racing, typically forcing drivers to stop two or three times for fresh tyres per race. However, Ecclestone has now suggested that the design should be altered to enable drivers to push throughout […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Vettel fastest as Pirelli test concludes

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time on the second day of Pirelli's wet tyre test at Paul Ricard. Vettel, who took over duties from team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, racked up 134 laps in the SF15-T and set the quickest time. Gallery: Pirelli wet weather tyre test Daniil Kvyat was second for Red Bull while McLaren youngster Stoffel Vandoorne placed third. "It was fun, even if, with a lot of different prototype tyres, you may get different results, without knowing which tyres we are testing, […]

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016

Ricciardo heads Pirelli wet tyre test

Formula 1's sole tyre supplier Pirelli was able to log 285 laps of Paul Ricard's 3.5km layout on Monday as part of a wet tyre test, with Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren all present. The circuit, located in Southern France, was doused by sprinklers with Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen and youngster Stoffel Vandoorne completing 10-lap runs at 10 second intervals. The two-day test has been organised to assist Pirelli with its wet tyre development. Ricciardo set the fastest time for Red Bull as teams used […]

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016

Vettel, Raikkonen get Pirelli test outings

Ferrari has elected to field its race drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at next week's wet weather tyre test at Paul Ricard, which is being organised by Pirelli. Pirelli confirmed on Friday that Vettel and Raikkonen will drive for Ferrari at the French venue across Monday and Tuesday, joining regular Red Bull racers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat. McLaren, the only other team set to participate in the test, will send reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne to conduct the entirety of the outfit's running. Pirelli […]

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Pirelli confirms tyres for Russian GP

Pirelli has confirmed that it will bring the Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres to May's Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Under new 2016 regulations, Pirelli will bring three compounds from its extended range of five to every race, with teams selecting which compounds to use across the course of the weekend. Pirelli has stipulated that one set of the Soft compound and one set of the Mediums must be used during the race. The selection mirrors the choices that Pirelli has already […]

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016

Three teams to conduct wet Pirelli test

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has confirmed that Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren will participate in this month's test, which will focus solely on wet weather running. Pirelli has organised the outing at Paul Ricard in France on January 25-26 and has announced that three teams will be in action. The two-day test will focus solely on the use of Wet tyres, not Intermediates, and several different prototypes will be sampled. Pirelli has been granted approval by the FIA to conduct extra tyre tests this […]

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pirelli chooses compounds for Bahrain, China

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has announced the three compounds which will be available for drivers at races in Bahrain and China towards the start of the 2016 season. Under revised regulations, drivers can select their own compound choices from the trio which Pirelli will bring to each event next season. As with the Australian Grand Prix, the Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres will be brought to the races in Sakhir and Shanghai. Drivers must use one set of the Soft and Medium tyres […]

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2015

Pirelli announces Australian GP compounds

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds which will be available to Formula 1 teams at next year's Australian Grand Prix. The event, which will take place from March 18 to 20, will act as the first under new regulations, which sees each driver select compounds from the range of five. The Ultra Soft tyre has been added to the 2011-15 range of Super Soft, Soft, Medium and Hard. "Pirelli will bring the following three compounds to the opening round of the […]