Newsroom Pirelli (Formula 1)

2019
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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29
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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23
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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21
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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20
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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08
September
2019
| 17:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Monza, September 8, 2019 Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed his second consecutive win from pole, using a soft-hard one-stop strategy: the only driver in the race to select this. The Monegasque driver, taking Ferrari’s first home victory since...
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07
September
2019
| 17:56 Europe/Amsterdam
Monza, September 7, 2019 – Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed pole on the P Zero Red soft tyre after a tense finale to Q3, where all the drivers barring McLaren’s Carlos Sainz missed the cut-off for a final flying lap. All the top 10 drivers on t...
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06
September
2019
| 17:54 Europe/Amsterdam
Monza, September 6, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Not a huge amount was learned about the P Zero slick tyres, as four red flags and rain featured throughout both sessions. Conditions are set to remain variable for the rest of the week...
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02
September
2019
| 14:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, September 2 – For Pirelli’s home grand prix at Monza, the C2 has been chosen as the white hard tyre, the C3 as the yellow medium tyre, and the C4 as the red soft tyre: the most common combination seen so far this year. This selection is the be...
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01
September
2019
| 18:01 Europe/Amsterdam
Spa-Francorchamps, September 1, 2019 Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc converted his pole position to victory in Spa, using a one-stop soft-medium strategy that we had predicted as the optimal tactic. This same strategy was used by the top three (who...
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31
August
2019
| 17:53 Europe/Amsterdam
Spa-Francorchamps, August 31, 2019 – Ferrari topped all the sessions in free practice and qualifying to lock out the front row of the grid in Belgium, with Charles Leclerc heading Sebastian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton was third for Mercedes, despite missi...
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30
August
2019
| 17:33 Europe/Amsterdam
Spa-Francorchamps, August 30, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 The weather was dry and warm today, with track temperatures peaking at 40 degrees during the afternoon. The circuit was in good condition, with the tyres behaving exactly as ...
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27
August
2019
| 12:14 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, August 27, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Italian Grand Prix (September 6-8). ...
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26
August
2019
| 14:33 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, August 26 – The Formula 1 season resumes with one of the most epic tracks on the calendar: Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, where Pirelli will bring the C1, C2, and C3 compounds – the hardest selection in the P Zero Formula 1 range – as the White...
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22
August
2019
| 10:12 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, August 22 - Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 29 – December 1). ...
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09
August
2019
| 09:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, August 9, 2019 – The FIA has communicated to Pirelli each team’s tyre choices for the forthcoming Belgian Grand Prix (August 30 – September 1). ...
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04
August
2019
| 17:56 Europe/Amsterdam
Budapest, August 4, 2019 After some fantastic wheel-to-wheel racing, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton passed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix with four laps to go, following a second pit stop late in the race to gain an adva...
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03
August
2019
| 17:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Budapest, August 3, 2019 – Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has set his first F1 pole position and a scintillating new track record at the Hungaroring, using the P Zero Red soft tyre. Like the five other drivers in the top six of the grid, Verstappen s...
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02
August
2019
| 17:19 Europe/Amsterdam
Budapest, August 2, 2019 WHAT WE LEARNED FROM FP1 AND FP2 Although the Hungarian Grand Prix is normally associated with warm weather, today’s conditions were mixed, with intermittent light rain in both sessions that limited on-track running, ...
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01
August
2019
| 10:42 Europe/Amsterdam
Milan, August 1  – Pirelli is bringing the following compounds to the 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix (November 15-17). ...
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