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Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

Vergne, Perez critical of tyre performance

Jean-Eric Vergne and Sergio Perez have criticised the performance of the tyres at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Tyre supplier Pirelli has brought the two hardest compounds to deal with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, but both Vergne and Perez believe that the drivers need more grip. "I think it is pretty poor," Vergne said when asked about tyre performance. "You look at the GP2 times – I was talking earlier with Jules [Bianchi] and he would have been sixth in GP2 qualifying…come on." Vergne emphasised […]

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 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 […]

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

Pirelli reveals 2014 tyre test schedule

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed its schedule of which days teams will devote solely to tyre testing. Each team must dedicate one of their test days to tyre work with the company. In-season testing returns in 2014, with Bahrain, Spain and Britain hosting two-day tests following their respective Formula 1 race. The final test of the year will take place after the season finale in Abu Dhabi. 'Each team will have to devote one day of testing this year to tyres for 2015, […]

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Pirelli reveals compounds for flyaway races

Formula 1's tyre supplier Pirelli have announced the tyre compounds for the opening four races of 2014. The medium and soft tyres will be used in Australia, Bahrain and China, while the hard and medium tyres will be used in Malaysia. "The information gained over all three pre-season tests has helped us to come up with the tyre choices for the start of the season, having run with the new 2014 tyres in all conditions now: ranging from rain in Jerez to ambient temperatures exceeding […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pirelli to prepare for tyre warmer ban

Pirelli is to begin preparations for the 2015 tyre warmer ban at this week's test in Bahrain. Each team will receive an extra set of medium tyres in order to test their behaviour. 'Pirelli is also bringing an extra set of medium tyres per team to Bahrain, with 2014 construction and compound', read a statement released by the Italian company. 'However, these are actually considered to be ‘prototypes’ as their purpose is to test tyre behaviour without warming blankets, which will be banned from 2015 […]

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

FIA confirms cost cap among rule tweaks, double points remain

The FIA has raised the minimum weight for the 2014 season, among a number of amendments announced following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Geneva. 'The weight of the car, without fuel, must not be less than 691kg at all times during the Event', read an FIA statement. 'The weight limit has increased by 1kg to take into account the difference in weight between the tyres in 2013 and 2014.' The statement also confirmed that at a meeting of F1's strategy group […]

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pirelli extends Formula 1 tyre deal

Pirelli has confirmed that they will continue to be the sole tyre supplier to Formula 1 until the end of 2016 season. Pirelli has been the single tyre supplier to the sport since the start of 2011. In co-ordination with the new deal, amended testing regulations have been set out by the sport's governing body. 'One of the 12 days of official pre-season testing, as prescribed in the 2014 sporting regulations, will be dedicated exclusively to wet tyre testing,' read a statement. 2014's pre-season tests […]