Formula 1’s growing schedule is making it harder for Pirelli to arrange in-season tests to develop new tyre compounds.
Have F1’s new tyres for 2022 achieved the goal of making it easier for cars to follow closely? Pirelli motorsport director Mario Isola spoke exclusively to RaceFans.
Pirelli will bring the hardest combination of compounds to Bahrain as they confirmed tyres nominations for the opening three grands prix.
Differences between the kerbs used in Jeddah and Qatar mean the tyre failures seen at the last race are unlikely to occur in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Pirelli has revealed the initial findings of its investigation into the punctures which four drivers suffered during the Qatar Grand Prix 12 days ago.
Lando Norris said the sudden punctures he and other drivers experienced the Qatar Grand Prix were potentially “dangerous” and urged tyre supplier Pirelli to “make the tyres better.”
Pirelli suspect high-speed impacts with kerbs contributed to the tyre failures four drivers experienced in the Qatar Grand Prix.
Pirelli’s head of F1 and car racing, Mario Isola, says there is little the tyre manufacturer can do to reduce the visibility problems drivers have reported in severely wet conditions.
Having produced special tyres for Formula 1’s cancelled return to Zandvoort in 2020, Pirelli hasn’t done so this year.
Pirelli expects to confirm the new prototype construction which teams tested today will be raced from the next round of the championship.
Williams is looking into joining Formula 1’s 18-inch tyre testing programme this year to avoid being left at a disadvantage to its rivals.
Back in the F1 paddock with Alfa Romeo last weekend, Robert Kubica told RaceFans about his experience of the new 18-inch tyres and Ferrari’s improved 2021 power unit.
“Carefully worded” explanations for potentially dangerous tyre failures in Baku have left room for doubt over exactly what went wrong.
Lewis Hamilton revealed he volunteered to test Pirelli’s new 18-inch tyres for 2022 because he is planning to keep racing in F1 next year.
Formula 1 will no longer police track limits will stop being monitored at Imola’s turn 13 – Acque Minerali – for the rest of this weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
F1 is back, and so is Fernando Alonso, who made an eyebrow-raising remark as the new season opened in Bahrain. Dieter Rencken brings more tales from the paddock.
Pirelli will supply F1 teams with next year’s C3 and C4 compounds to test during Friday practice at the first Bahrain race and Abu Dhabi season finale.
Formula 1’s official tyre supplier Pirelli is aiming to get to the bottom of its British Grand Prix tyre failures within the next 48 hours.
A second person connected with Formula 1’s Australian Grand Prix has tested positive for the Coronavirus while in Melbourne.
Pirelli expects it will not use the special F1 tyres it produced for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, which drivers tested last week