Pirelli is pushing hard for an early decision about whether it will remain F1′s official tyre supplier beyond 2013.
Now towards the end of its existing three-season deal, the Italian marque has made clear it wants to stay.
But “Time is pressing on,” motor sport director Paul Hembery is quoted by Britain’s Sky. Read more... (96 words, estimated 23 secs reading time)
The alarm in the paddock about Pirelli’s 2013 tyres is growing louder with every day. Read more... (371 words, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
‘Pirelli’ is the buzzword in the Barcelona paddock, as the F1 world gets to grips with the extreme degradation of the Italian supplier’s 2013 tyres.
McLaren’s Sergio Perez was quickest in his McLaren on Wednesday, but he admitted to being surprised by how quickly the Pirellis were wearing out. Read more... (368 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
Pirelli, F1′s official tyre supplier, has reportedly bought an old HRT car.
This week, we reported that assets of the newly-defunct Spanish formula one team had been snapped up by Teo Martin, a well-known automotive component recycler. According to AS newspaper, Martin apparently bought 2011 and 2012 single seaters as well as other assets. Read more... (179 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Pirelli has surprised the F1 world by revealing an aggressive selection of tyre compounds for the start of the 2013 season. The big surprise is the choice for the Melbourne opener, as Pirelli opts to supply to teams the ‘supersoft’ and ‘medium’ compounds. Read more... (213 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
F1 could be heading to the Middle East for pre-season testing next year. Pirelli’s Paul Hembery said the Jerez circuit, the scene of last week’s opening test of the 2013 pre-season, is no longer suitable for winter running.
“It is not a good reference,” he told Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, “because of the condition of the asphalt.” Read more... (213 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Heikki Kovalainen could be heading to Pirelli as a test driver. However Pirelli’s boxx Paul Hembery has said that the Finn’s future will depend on whether Pirelli’s contract to supply F1 tyres is extended or not.
“This question is still open,” Hembery told Finland’s Turun Sanomat. Read more... (204 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s F1 boss, has revealed the Italian tyre supplier is pushing for a longer-term contract beyond 2013.
Recently, the FIA has been tendering is contracts with F1′s sole tyre suppliers on a three-year basis, and Pirelli is now approaching the end of its first run. Read more... (385 words, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
Pirelli wants a new F1 deal to be signed and sealed within three months.
That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, referring to the Italian marque’s expiring three-year contract as the sport’s official supplier. Read more... (137 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
Pirelli’s new tyres for the 2013 season could shake up the pecking order in F1: that is the view of the Italian marque’s British head of motor racing, Paul Hembery, who this week was in Sao Paulo to announce Pirelli’s new foray in the Brazilian stock car series. Read more... (193 words, estimated 46 secs reading time)