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Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

Massa slams Pirelli's tyre choice for Brazil

Felipe Massa has criticised Pirelli's tyre choice selection for the forthcoming Brazilian grand prix, saying it may even be "dangerous". Last year's dominant topic, when drivers regularly complained about the quality and high degradation of Pirelli's tyres, now seems a distant memory. In Russia, Nico Rosberg was able to complete the entire race distance on a single set of tyres after his first-corner brake lockup and subsequent pitstop. Many have concluded that F1's official supplier is being far too conservative with its compound choices in […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pirelli reveals final 2014 compounds

Pirelli has revealed its tyre compounds for the final three rounds of the 2014 season. The Italian outfit will bring the yellow-banded Soft tyres and white-banded Medium tyres to the United States Grand Prix, while the hardest two compounds, the Medium and orange-banded Hards, will be used in Brazil due to the high-energy nature of the circuit. For the final round of the year in Abu Dhabi, the two softest compounds in the range, the red-banded Super Soft and Soft tyres, will be used.

Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pirelli confirms compounds for Japan and Russia

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has confirmed the compounds which will be used at the Japanese and Russian Grands Prix in October. Due to the lateral energy at Suzuka the hardest two compounds in the range, the Mediums and Hards, will be used at the Japanese venue. The new Sochi Autodrom has yet to be used in reality, but Pirelli's simulations forecast that the Soft and Medium compounds will be best suited to the Russian city.

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pirelli reveals next tyre compounds

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed the tyre compounds which will be used at the three races which follow the Summer break. The yellow Soft tyre and white Medium tyre will be taken to next month's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps. The two hardest compounds, the white Medium and orange Hard tyres, will be used at Pirelli's home race in Italy. This is to 'combat the high-energy loads that are put through the tyres as the result of high traction and braking demands, […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pic: Concept tyres very different

Charles Pic says that Pirelli's 18 inch concept tyres feel significantly different to the current 13 inch rims which are raced on in the sport. As part of a trial, Lotus reserve driver Pic tested Pirelli's 18 inch rims at Silverstone on Wednesday. The Frenchman nonetheless believes that due to the new nature of the tyres, it is impossible to fully analyse their potential. "They are very different," he said. "The goal was to try and run them and see how they were reacting, I […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hembery pleased with 18 inch tyre test

Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery says he is pleased with the results of the company's demonstration of 18 inch concept tyres. Formula 1 races on 13 inch rims but Pirelli undertook an evaluation on 18 inch rims with Lotus on day two of the third in-season test at Silverstone. Hembery said that Formula 1 is discussing switching to 18 inch tyres for 2017. "We said the priority today was to show people what a current Formula 1 car would look like with changes in the […]

Posted on Friday, July 4, 2014

Pirelli to trial 18 inch tyres

Pirelli is to trial an 18 inch tyre during next week's post-race test at Silverstone. Formula 1 currently uses 13 inch tyres but the Italian manufacturer is keen to push through larger tyres, although will only do so if teams desire such a switch. 'Larger wheel and tyre sizes reflect modern market trends; with the adoption of a larger size invariably leading to even greater technology transfer between Formula One tyres and road car tyres,' read a Pirelli statement. The tyres are set to be […]

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

Pirelli announces future tyre choices

Tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed their compound choices for the next four events. The softest compounds - the super soft and soft - will be taken to Formula 1's return to Austria in two weeks' time, to deal with the high mechanical grip levels and comparatively low tarmac roughness. In contrast, the two hardest compounds - the medium and hard - will be used at the British Grand Prix due to the high energy loads being driven through the tyres. For Germany, the red banded […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Leimer conducts Pirelli/Lotus test

Fabio Leimer has completed a test with Lotus as his prize from Pirelli for winning the 2013 GP2 Series. Leimer, who is racing for Rebellion in the World Endurance Championship this season, completed 78 laps at Paul Ricard in the E20. "It was an absolutely fantastic experience and I really enjoyed myself," said Leimer, who ran on Pirelli's demonstration tyres. "In the morning we had a bit of understeer due to the conditions, but during the long runs in the afternoon I developed a really […]

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

Pirelli reveals further tyre nominations

Formula 1's tyre supplier Pirelli has announced its compound nominations for the start of the 'European' part of the season. The Medium and Hard tyre will be used at the Spanish Grand Prix next month. This is due to the characteristics of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya putting high-energy loads through the tyres, while high ambient temperatures and the roughness of the tarmac means that the tyres on the left-hand side are particularly stressed. The mechanical grip required in Monaco and Canada means that Pirelli will […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nasr: Difficult without tyre blankets

Felipe Nasr says that getting tyres up to temperature without tyre blankets will prove to be difficult after he spent a day conducting development work for Pirelli. Formula 1 is set to ban heating devices for tyres from 2015 and Williams reserve driver Nasr had his first experience of competing without tyre warmers in Bahrain. "We worked on many new compounds and it was another productive day for me to learn the processes and feeling of driving a Formula 1 car, and I did quite […]

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014

Pirelli anticipating two to three stops

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery says he is expecting a two or three stop strategy to be the optimum approach to this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. Formula 1 returns this week to race around the streets of Albert Park with medium and soft tyres in use. Last season, Kimi Raikkonen won in Australia after adopting a two stop strategy, compared to a three stop strategy used by several rivals. "This is the most radical rules shake-up of the modern Formula 1 era, so we’ve had […]