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Tyre sustainability to be key factor in F1 tender process

Mar.23 – Pirelli has reiterated its interest in remaining Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier behind 2024. Early this month, we..

23 Mar 2023

Pirelli admits full wet F1 tyre must be improved

Dec.1 – Mario Isola admits Pirelli needs to improve its full-wet tyres. After the wet weather delays at Suzuka, quadruple world..

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1 Dec 2022

Pirelli hits back at latest wet F1 tyre criticism by drivers

Oct.12 – Pirelli has deflected driver complaints about the quality of Formula 1’s rain tyres back onto the teams. After Suzuka,..

12 Oct 2022

Pirelli has to develop new 2024 F1 tyres ‘from scratch’

Sep.6 – Pirelli will have to develop its Formula 1 tyres for the 2024 season “from scratch”, according to the Italian..

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6 Sep 2022

Pirelli thinks F1 cars will be ‘significantly faster’ in 2023

Aug.24 – Pirelli will implement only minor tweaks to its new 18-inch tyre design ahead of the 2023 season. While the sweeping..

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24 Aug 2022

4 Things learned on the first day of Hungarian F1 practice

The first day of practice for the last Grand Prix race before the summer break is done and dusted. The weather around the Hungaroring..

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29 Jul 2022

Four things learned by Pirelli in Spain on Friday

May 21 – After the first day of practice at Circuit the Catalunya near Barcelona the four things Pirelli learned were: Ferrari driver..

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21 May 2022

Pirelli reveals new cars not slower than last year

Jan.21 – This year’s Formula 1 cars will not be significantly slower than the unprecedentedly-fast field of 2021. While some..

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21 Jan 2022

F1 teams want covid-era tyre rule this season

Jan.19 – Formula 1 teams do not want control over their allocation of tyre compounds at grands prix, according to Pirelli’s F1..

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19 Jan 2022

Six things learned after Friday practice in Abu Dhabi

The very much anticipated first day of testing for the very last grand prix of the season in Abu Dhabi learned us the following six things:..

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10 Dec 2021

F1 scraps Q2 tyre compound rule for next year

Nov.13 – Formula 1 will scrap the rule requiring the top-10 qualifiers to use their Q2 tyre to start Sunday’s grands prix from..

13 Nov 2021

Pirelli boss says next year’s cars ‘not much slower’ then now

Nov.4 – Mario Isola has confirmed reports that the 2022 cars “won’t be much slower” than the lightening-quick field..

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4 Nov 2021

2021 Russian Formula 1 GP Race Recap

Mario Isola – Pirelli’s Head of F1 & Car Racing “After yesterday’s wet conditions, the rain held off until the..

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27 Sep 2021

Hamilton wins 2021 British F1 GP at Copse corner

Jul.18 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was the winner of the 72nd British Grand Prix today with two tyre changes. He now only is one..

18 Jul 2021

Pirelli’s new rear tyre not only due to Baku blowouts?

Jun.26 – Mario Isola has played down suggestions Pirelli is introducing a new rear tyre purely because of the Baku blowouts. Formula..

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26 Jun 2021

F1 pilots in ‘heated’ meeting with Pirelli this weekend

Jun.20 – Behind the scenes, some Formula 1 drivers got involved in a reportedly “heated” exchange with Pirelli and FIA..

20 Jun 2021

Pirelli understands Verstappen’s tyre kicking anger after high speed crash

Jun.10 – Mario Isola says he can “completely understand” Max Verstappen‘s anger which culminated in the Dutchman..

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10 Jun 2021

Pirelli confident F1 can be exciting without tyre war

Jun.5 – Pirelli is confident that Formula 1 can be more exciting even without a ‘tyre war’. Earlier this week, well-known..

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5 Jun 2021

Constructors Press Conference 2021 Spanish F1 GP

PART ONE OF TWO TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Guenther Steiner (Haas), Otmar Szafnauer (Aston Martin), Franz Tost (AlphaTauri) Q: Franz,..

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8 May 2021

Pirelli says cars are already recovering lost downforce

Mar.18 – Formula 1 teams have already recovered more than half the downforce loss caused by the tweaked aerodynamic regulations for..

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18 Mar 2021

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