Newsroom Pirelli (2019 Season)

2019
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July
2019
| 14:13 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, July 22, 2019 – Hockenheim in Germany used to be known for its high speed and massive straights, but the cut-down version of the track inaugurated in 2002 is much more balanced, with a bit of everything. As a result, the middle tyres in the P ...
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18
July
2019
| 17:54 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, July 18 – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 United States Grand Prix (November 1-3). ...
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16
July
2019
| 17:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, July 16, 2019 – The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming German Grand Prix (July 26-28). ...
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14
July
2019
| 18:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Silverstone, July 14, 2019 Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling British Grand Prix for the sixth time with an unexpected one-stop strategy, having switched from medium to hard tyres under the safety car before the halfway point of the ra...
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13
July
2019
| 18:22 Europe/Amsterdam
Silverstone, July 13, 2019 – Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took pole position just ahead of his team mate Lewis Hamilton. Both of them will start on the medium tyre, having used it to set their fastest Q2 times. The only other team in the top 10 of...
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12
July
2019
| 17:42 Europe/Amsterdam
Silverstone, July 12, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 The brand new asphalt at Silverstone, which was only just completed before the grand prix weekend, is extremely dark and slippery. Several drivers had spins and off-road excursions i...
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11
July
2019
| 10:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, July 11 – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix (October, 25-27) ...
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04
July
2019
| 16:51 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, July 4 – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 Italian Grand Prix (September, 6-8). ...
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02
July
2019
| 17:29 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, July 2, 2019 – The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming British Grand Prix (July 12-14). ...
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30
June
2019
| 18:36 Europe/Amsterdam
Spielberg, June 30, 2019 With a peak track temperature of 58 degrees centigrade, the Austrian Grand Prix was even hotter than the French Grand Prix last weekend. Despite these very demanding conditions, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen took a specta...
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29
June
2019
| 17:44 Europe/Amsterdam
Spielberg, June 29, 2019 – Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed pole position on the soft compound tyre at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Leclerc was presented with his second Pi...
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28
June
2019
| 17:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Spielberg, June 28, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 The FP2 session in Austria was interrupted by two red flags following accidents for Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): the Red Bull Ring is proving to be as unfo...
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27
June
2019
| 15:08 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, June 27 – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 Belgian Grand Prix (August 30 – September 1) and the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix (October, 11-13). ...
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23
June
2019
| 18:05 Europe/Amsterdam
Le Castellet, June 23, 2019 The Pirelli-sponsored French Grand Prix was held in track temperatures that peaked at 54 degrees centigrade: some of the hottest seen all year. In these extreme conditions, most drivers adopted the same one-stop medium-...
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22
June
2019
| 17:46 Europe/Amsterdam
Le Castellet, June 22, 2019 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position at the Paul Ricard circuit in very warm conditions, setting a new track record in the process with a pole time 1.7 seconds faster than last year. Along with seven othe...
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21
June
2019
| 17:38 Europe/Amsterdam
Le Castellet, June 21, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 The track evolved rapidly: from a fastest time in FP1 that was slower than last year’s benchmark, the quickest time overall in FP2 – by Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas on the soft c...
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18
June
2019
| 14:56 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, June 18, 2019 – The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Austrian Grand Prix (June 28-30). ...
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17
June
2019
| 14:06 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, June 17, 2019 – The French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard near Marseille is being run for only the second time since it re-appeared on the Formula 1 calendar last year. Pirelli will bring the C2 compound as the hard, C3 as the medium, a...
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09
June
2019
| 23:03 Europe/Amsterdam
Montréal, June 9, 2019 Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finished first on the track, but Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the race after the German was given a five-second time penalty in Canada. Ferrari and Mercedes occupied the top four places,...
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08
June
2019
| 22:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Montréal, June 8 – Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel set pole position and the new track record for the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, which will host the Pirelli-sponsored Canadian Grand Prix. While the German’s fastest lap came on the soft compound, t...
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07
June
2019
| 22:53 Europe/Amsterdam
Montréal, June 7 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Montreal is always a track with plenty of evolution, but this year the surface was even more slippery and dusty than usual, with very little grip during both free practice sessions. Even the ...
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06
June
2019
| 20:03 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, June 6 – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix (September 20-22) ...
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03
June
2019
| 14:14 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, June 3, 2019 – Like Monaco, Canada isn’t a conventional racing circuit, and once more the three softest compounds in the P Zero Formula 1 range have been selected: the hard is the C3, the medium is the C4, and the soft is the C5. But that’s wh...
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30
May
2019
| 16:24 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, May 30 – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix (August, 2-4) ...
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28
May
2019
| 17:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, May 28, 2019 – The FIA communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Canada Grand Prix (June 7-9). ...
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26
May
2019
| 18:50 Europe/Amsterdam
Monaco, May 26 In his own words, Lewis Hamilton claimed “the hardest race I think I’ve had,” with a one-stop strategy from soft to medium under an early safety car on lap 11. The Mercedes driver then had to control his pace on the yellow compound,...
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25
May
2019
| 17:28 Europe/Amsterdam
Monaco, May 25 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has set the fastest-ever lap of the Monte Carlo circuit on the C5 compound – the softest in the Formula 1 range – qualifying ahead of his team mate Valtteri Bottas, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen third....
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23
May
2019
| 17:27 Europe/Amsterdam
Monaco, May 23 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Following a trend we have seen all year lap times were quicker than they were in 2018: the best time from Lewis Hamilton in FP2 was more than 0.7s faster than last year. Conditions were quite c...
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23
May
2019
| 14:10 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, May 23 – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 German Grand Prix (July, 26-28) ...
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20
May
2019
| 14:17 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, May 20, 2019 – Monaco is an anomaly on the Formula 1 calendar – but it is also the most famous race of the year. Its origins from the 1920s are evident, with a slow and narrow track that twists through the centre of the principality, with the ...
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