Newsroom Pirelli (2019 Season)

2019
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November
2019
| 09:35 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, November 19, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 29 – December 1). ...
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November
2019
| 21:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Interlagos, November 17, 2019 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won a dramatic safety car affected race with three pit stops, having started from pole. He made his final stop under the penultimate safety car, sacrificing his lead to Mercedes driver Lewis ...
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November
2019
| 21:14 Europe/Amsterdam
Interlagos, November 16, 2019 – Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was fastest in qualifying for the third time this year, having used the soft tyre from start to finish of each session. The red tyre will be used by those at the front of the grid tomorro...
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15
November
2019
| 21:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Interlagos, November 15, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Rain this morning that meant FP1 was declared a wet session. The FP2 session in the afternoon was dry but cool, with ambient temperatures of around 20 degrees centigrade. Red Bul...
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11
November
2019
| 14:19 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, November 11 – For the penultimate race of the season, Formula 1 remains in the American continent for the Brazilian Grand Prix, at the iconic Interlagos venue where so many stories from Formula 1 history have been written. This year, Pirelli t...
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05
November
2019
| 14:07 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, November 5, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Brazilian Grand Prix (November 15-17). ...
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03
November
2019
| 23:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Austin, November 3, 2019 Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the United States Grand Prix with a two-stopper, while his team mate Lewis Hamilton claimed his sixth title after finishing in second place with a one-stopper. As has often been the case...
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03
November
2019
| 00:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Austin, November 2 – Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed pole position for the United States Grand Prix, also setting a new track record in the process. Bottas’s pole time was set on the red soft compound tyre, but his best Q2 time was establishe...
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01
November
2019
| 23:41 Europe/Amsterdam
Austin, November 1, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Conditions were incredibly cold for the first day of free practice in Austin. First thing in the morning, ambient temperatures were barely above freezing – just one degree centigrade –...
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October
2019
| 14:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, October 28 – As Formula 1 moves from Central to North America, the same tyre nomination has been selected for Austin as for Mexico City: C2 as the White hard, C3 as the Yellow medium, and C4 as the Red soft. The Circuit of the Americas, which ...
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27
October
2019
| 23:04 Europe/Amsterdam
Mexico City, October 27 Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Grand Prix from the second row of the grid, using a one-stop medium-hard strategy. This tactic, used by the top three, was predicted to be possible but tricky in the demanding ...
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October
2019
| 22:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Mexico, October 26 – Red Bull driver Max Verstappen wrapped up his second pole position this year, after a tricky qualifying session. Verstappen set the pole time on the soft tyre but will start the race on the medium tyre – used by six of the top 10...
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25
October
2019
| 23:17 Europe/Amsterdam
Mexico City, October 25, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Although conditions were cool and slippery all day following some overnight rain (with track temperatures never exceeding 39 degrees centigrade) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel’s ...
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22
October
2019
| 10:34 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, October 22, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming United States Grand Prix (November 1-3) ...
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21
October
2019
| 14:15 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, October 21 – Mexico is a relatively new circuit that has its roots firmly in the past, and it contains a bit of everything. Tyres from right in the middle of Pirelli’s range have been chosen for both legs of Formula 1’s American double-header,...
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15
October
2019
| 10:35 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, October 15, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Mexican Grand Prix (October 25-27). ...
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13
October
2019
| 10:23 Europe/Amsterdam
Suzuka, October 13 Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with a two-stop soft-medium-soft strategy, on a track that was made quite unpredictable due to an enforced day off yesterday following Typhoon Hagibis. Not only did Sat...
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11
October
2019
| 09:43 Europe/Amsterdam
Suzuka, October 11, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Qualifying has been postponed to Sunday morning at 10:00am to try and avoid the effects of an incoming typhoon. All track activity on Saturday is cancelled: if for any reason qualifyin...
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07
October
2019
| 14:14 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, October 7 – Suzuka is one of the most popular circuits on the calendar thanks to its well-known corners, some of them quite extreme, that provide big emotions for both drivers and fans. To cope with these incredible loads, Pirelli has nominate...
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01
October
2019
| 17:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, October 1, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Japanese Grand Prix (October 11-13). ...
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September
2019
| 16:11 Europe/Amsterdam
Sochi, September 29 Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix from second on the grid with one pit stop, moving from the medium to the soft tyre under a virtual safety car. His team mate Valtteri Bottas, who finished second, adopte...
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28
September
2019
| 16:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Sochi, September 28 – Charles Leclerc drove his Ferrari to his fourth pole in a row, using the soft tyre throughout Q2 and Q3. Mercedes, by contrast, was the only team to use the medium in Q2, and both their cars will start the race on this compound ...
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27
September
2019
| 16:44 Europe/Amsterdam
Sochi, September 27, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Despite the nominated compounds for Russia being a step harder than last year, the fastest lap times today were actually quicker than their 2018 equivalents, in line with the tendency...
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September
2019
| 14:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, September 23 – The Sochi circuit presents quite smooth asphalt, with tyres from the middle of the P Zero Formula 1 range chosen this year: C2 as White hard, C3 as Yellow medium and C4 as Red soft. This is one step harder than the selection for...
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22
September
2019
| 17:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Singapore, September 22 For the third race in a row, a Ferrari won – this time with Sebastian Vettel, from third on the grid. The German used pit stop strategy to get ahead of his pole-sitting team mate Charles Leclerc, who finished second. Red Bu...
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September
2019
| 17:11 Europe/Amsterdam
Singapore, September 21, 2019 – Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed pole position under the lights for the Singapore Grand Prix, in a typically warm and humid qualifying session with track temperatures that remained in the region of 33 degrees cen...
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September
2019
| 16:54 Europe/Amsterdam
Singapore, September 20, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Free practice in Singapore panned out pretty much as expected: drivers faced a green and slippery circuit in hot and humid conditions, with quite a big disparity between the dayli...
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17
September
2019
| 10:19 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, September 17, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Russian Grand Prix (September 27-29). ...
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16
September
2019
| 14:03 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, September 16 – From the flat-out straights of Monza, Formula 1 now leaves Europe for the remainder of the season and heads to its only full night race: Singapore. For the street circuit with the most corners of the year (23) the three softest ...
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10
September
2019
| 11:44 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, September 10, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix (September 20-22). ...
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