Pirelli considers qualifying tyre for 2012

A quicker tyre for qualifying is one of the ideas Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is discussing ahead of the 2012 season. Another suggestion from Paul Hembery, the company’s Motorsport Director, is to take three Slick compounds to each race. “We are already thinking about next season now and see where the weaknesses are in ...

Massa samples new Saudi Arabian circuit

Last Thursday saw Ferrari’s Felipe Massa travel to Saudi Arabia in order to try out a brand-new race track, the Reem International Circuit close to capital city Riyadh. The event, organised by Ferrari sponsor and Marlboro parent company Phillip Morris International, involved the Brazilian driving around 40 guests at the track in a Ferrari F430 ...

Pirelli taking modified soft compounds to Barcelona

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has announced that it is in the process of transporting modified Soft and Super Soft compound tyres to the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of four days’ testing, commencing on Friday. The Barcelona test will be the teams’ last chance to trial all four Slick compounds (Hard, Medium, Soft and Super ...

Pirellis on course to demand two stops

Pirelli’s tyres are on course to demand drivers make two stops on a regular basis in races during the forthcoming season, according to the Italian firm’s motorsport director Paul Hembrey. Formula 1’s new sole tyre supplier has deliberately developed tyres that will be more challenging for drivers to manage during the course of races in 2011 in ...

Pirelli to organise Option markings for Bahrain

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli is yet to confirm how it will distinguish the two available tyre types during Grand Prix weekends this season, but insists that a system will be in place for the opening race in mid-March. Since 2007 and with four dry tyre compounds available, drivers have been obliged to use the ...

Pirelli concludes final test of the season

Formula One’s new tyre supplier Pirelli completed a five-day test in Bahrain just before Christmas, the circuit that will host the opening round of 2011. Pedro de la Rosa and Romain Grosjean were behind the wheel of a Toyota TF109. In Bahrain De la Rosa and Grosjean completed nearly 3,000 kilometres over the five days ...