Tag Archives: Pirelli

Formula One and Pirelli: All the numbers from 2014

Milan, 29 January 2015: As Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motorsport director, explains: “Each year, we’ve traditionally published all the numbers that tell the story of our Formula One season. Last year we faced the biggest challenge that we had experienced since entering the sport, thanks to a completely new generation of cars that featured very different characteristics… Read More »

Alonso tops first practice session on Friday: Canadian GP

Montreal, 6 June 2014: (7 June 2014 12.30 am IST) Fernando Alonso finished the opening practice session of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend at the top of the timesheet, the Ferrari beating out Mercedes rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who were second and third respectively. Sebastian Vettel was fourth-fastest for Red Bull Racing. Sahara… Read More »

Montreal: The speed of a permanent circuit with the grip of street circuit; A Pirelli view

Milan, 3 June 2014: Just as was the case for Monaco, the Pirelli P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tyres have been nominated for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: a semi-permanent facility, which combines bespoke sections of track with normal park roads. But Montreal is a very different proposition to Monaco, with much higher… Read More »

Juncadella tests new compounds for Force India despite off-track excursions

Barcelona, 14 May 2014: The second in-season test of the year took place after the Spanish Grand Prix, working on testing structures and compounds for 2015. Sauber and Toro Rosso tested on the first day, with Force India and McLaren taking over throughout day two. With the first day mostly wet, just the new intermediate compounds… Read More »

Hamilton sets fastest time on new Pirelli experimental tyre

Sakhir, 9 April 2014:Pirelli has completed the first in-season test using the current 2014 cars: an innovation for this year designed to help the Italian tyre-maker develop suitable tyres for the latest-generation Formula One cars. A total of eight new constructions and six new compounds were tested during the two days: split between Caterham on Tuesday then… Read More »

Of aquaplaning, marbles, flatspots, graining… and Pirelli tyres: A Paul Hembery view

Bahrain, 4 April 2014: Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery summarised 10 key tyre points for 2014 between the two free practice sessions at the Bahrain Grand Prix, where the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres have been nominated. 1. More energy goes into the tyres from sliding Pirelli changed all the slick… Read More »