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April 23rd, 2013
Pirelli has told Formula 1 teams that it is unlikely to make any major changes to the tyres for the remainder of this season, ahead of a meeting in Milan on Tuesday to discuss the situation .
April 22nd, 2013
Red Bull still wants Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli to change its tyres for the remainder of the season, even though it triumphed at the Bahrain Grand Prix . Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead to 10 points with a dominant performance at Sakhir to prove that Red Bull had got on top of the more aggressive tyre compounds being used this year
April 19th, 2013
Pirelli will decide next week whether or not any changes are needed to its compounds for this year, but warned its critics that any changes are likely to be minimal. The company also confirmed plans to give teams extra tyres for Spanish Grand Prix practice
March 22nd, 2013
Adrian Sutil – 6th/10th: “The morning went OK and the balance was quite good. We made a change during the lunch hour to cure some oversteer and my general feeling with the car is good. I missed out on some running this afternoon, but I think the rain interrupted things for everybody so I didn’t miss too much dry track time.
March 22nd, 2013
Paul Hembery: “The teams experienced high ambient temperatures for the first time this year with our tyres, which was extremely useful as these are also the conditions that we would anticipate for the rest of the weekend. That includes the high risk of rain showers, as we saw halfway through FP2. “As the circuit dried towards the end of FP2, this allowed the teams to assess the crossover points between the intermediates and the slicks
January 23rd, 2013
Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas di Grassi are set to remain as Pirelli’s main Formula 1 test drivers for 2013. Ahead of a big programme to prepare rubber for the new 2014 regulations, there had been speculation that Pirelli could opt for a driver who had race experience from last year. However, Pirelli’s motorsport director Paul Hembery made it clear on Wednesday that he was happy to keep the two youngsters on board, especially as a lot of 2014 work would be done on simulators.
January 23rd, 2013
Formula 1 fans have been promised more ‘uncertainty’ in 2013 thanks to aggressive new tyres from Pirelli, but the company is ruling out a repeat of last year’s scenario of seven different winners in the first seven races.
January 14th, 2013
Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery believes this year’s Formula 1 tyres will not give teams the same headaches that the 2012 rubber caused at the start of last season. The Italian manufacturer has changed the compounds and the structure of this year’s tyres in the hope of continuing to spice up the show.
December 14th, 2012
McLaren sporting director Sam Michael hopes Pirelli does not go too conservative in its 2013 Formula 1 tyre selection as he reckons it would hurt the show. The Italian tyre manufacturer will alter all its compounds for the 2013 season, having promised it will make life easier for the teams. F1 teams had a tough time understanding the tyre compounds in the first half of 2012, which led to an exciting opening to the season
November 16th, 2012
Paul Hembery: “Today was all about familiarisation for the teams on what is the only brand new track of the year. With weather conditions being cooler than expected, the initial data suggests that both wear and degradation is very low on both compounds, which leads us to think that we will see just one stop on Sunday, but we will have to look at all the numbers in more detail tonight to have a clearer picture. Our data simulation work has proved to be extremely accurate, with both the compounds performing exactly as we expected, although we also have to take into account the high degree of track evolution that could certainly affect the strategy on Sunday.
October 31st, 2012
Pirelli needs a bigger choice of dry weather tyre compounds to choose from to avoid low-degradation one-stop races like the Indian Grand Prix. F1′s control tyre supplier has to specify four dry compounds at the start of the season, with two being selected for use in each grand prix weekend.
June 23rd, 2012
Formula 1 teams are considering a ban on tyre warmers from as early as next year as part of a package of cost-saving measures. With the FIA and teams currently involved in a consultation period to frame new regulations aimed at keeping finances in check, sources have revealed that one proposal being given serious thought is to outlaw tyre blankets.
May 21st, 2012
Pirelli is to stick with the same tyre allocations for the Canadian, European and British Grands Prix that it used last year. With much focus on the impact that tyres are having on the racing, Pirelli is keen to continue keeping strategic options open as much as possible for the teams
April 22nd, 2012
Paul Hembery: “This was certainly a very technically challenging race, on a circuit that we had never experienced in racing conditions before. Nonetheless, we chose to bring our soft compound together with the medium in order to provide plenty of opportunities for strategy.
April 17th, 2012
Paul Hembery: “There are a number of technical challenges that we are anticipating for Bahrain, with the hot conditions in excess of 30 degrees centigrade putting the compounds into a different working range.
February 9th, 2012
Nico Rosberg is expecting the new Pirelli tyres to play a major role in the type of racing in the 2012 Formula 1 season after his second day of running in the Jerez test. Mercedes has brought its 2011 car to the first pre-season test with the focus on evaluating the new tyres and Rosberg, who ended today fastest, eight tenths ahead of the best 2012 car of Lotus driver Romain Grosjean, believes that Pirelli has achieved the targets that it set itself.
January 25th, 2012
Pirelli has promised Formula 1 fans that it will deliver even more exciting racing in 2012 thanks to a more aggressive approach with its tyre compounds. At a season launch media event in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, Pirelli revealed that it was closing up the gap between compounds for the season ahead to ensure that drivers and teams faced a challenging time at race weekends.
January 12th, 2012
Pirelli’s motorsport boss Paul Hembery has admitted that he was surprised that the Italian tyre company received criticism for being too conservative in its tyre compound supplies towards the end of last season. Speaking at AUTOSPORT International, Hembery said he believes Pirelli had delivered on its targets for its first season in 2011, ahnd that along with the DRS and KERS, that its tyres had provided a boost to the racing in F1.
November 30th, 2011
McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh wants Pirelli to give Formula 1 teams “more headaches” with its tyres next year in order to continue improving the show.
November 25th, 2011
Paul Hembery: “This weekend is our last chance to test our new compounds until official testing starts in February, so we intend to make the most of it. We’ve got some reasonably significant changes planned for next year.