2017 marks Pirelli’s 110th year in motorsport

Turin, Italy – Pirelli is celebrating “110 Years of Motorsport” this year. Renowned for supplying top racing teams with high-performance tires, Pirelli first entered the motorsport world back at the end of the 19th century when the company’s founder, Giovanni Battista Pirelli, realized that motorbike races could serve as a testing ground for his consumer level products.

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Pirelli says F1 will see more overtaking, more passing in 2017


Pirelli tire officials are confident Formula 1 fans will see more overtaking, more speed and fewer pit stops in 2017.

Some are worried that, as downforce increases dramatically this year, the shorter braking distances could mean much less overtaking. But a key criticism of F1 in the past few years is that the overtaking aid Drag Reduction System has ramped up artificial passing to the point that it is hurting the show.

Pirelli racing manager Mario Isola told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “Logic says there will be fewer overtakes, but they will be real. There will be no discussions for hours about whether the move was real or assisted. But also the show is not only in overtaking.”

Indeed, some believe that a big step forward this year will be the simplicity of the racing, helped by tires that degrade less and are less prone to overheating.

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Pirelli end tyre test a day early after Vettel crash in Fiorano


Pirelli had to cut short a Formula One wet tyre test at Ferrari’s Fiorano track in Italy on Friday after four times world champion Sebastian Vettel crashed into barriers the day before. A Pirelli spokesman said the modified 2015 Ferrari had been badly damaged in the crash on the artificially-soaked circuit outside Maranello and spare parts were not immediately available.

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Global Radial OTR Tires Market Analysis & Forecast to2017-2021


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Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S is the new best summer tire


In the automotive industry, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire was widely regarded as the best summer tire on the market. Almost every high-performance automotive brand would put the Pilot Super Sport on its highest-performing cars or at least have it as an option. And any enthusiast serious about lap times would do the same. However, Michelin wasn’t content on leaving it there. So the famous French tire brand went out and developed a new tire, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S.

We recently had the opportunity to go out to California to give the new Pilot 4 S tires a test on a variety of different cars, including the BMW M3/M4, Audi R8 V10, Ferrari California and Mercedes-AMG GT.

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Pirelli in 100 Pictures’ exhibition opens


If a picture truly is worth a thousand words, then Pirelli has saved itself pages of prose by supplying the content for an exhibition currently being held in Italy. On 18 January, Archimede Library in Settimo Torinese opened the doors to the ‘Pirelli in 100 Pictures: Beauty, Innovation, Manufacturing’ exhibition, a visual glimpse into the company’s 140 years of history. The exhibition runs until 1 May.

Images displayed at the Archimede Library offer visitors a window on Pirelli’s industrial activities, technology and product development as well as its relationship with the arts, motorsports and the world’s best-known calendar. Photos taken within the tyre maker’s Settimo Torinese plant by Peter Lindbergh, author of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, are also on public display for the first time.

The exhibition is curated by Fondazione Pirelli, which runs the Pirelli Historical Archives from where the material was picked, and is promoted and organised by Settimo Torinese commune with contributions from Pirelli and Fondazione ECM, the organisation that manages cultural facilities within the local area. The region of Piedmont and city of Turin are event sponsors.

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Racing Tire Market Sales, Revenue & Industry Share for Michelin, Hankook, Yokohama Rubber, Goodyear And Other Manufacture To 2021

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Tire maker Pirelli to halt Venezuela unit for two weeks


The Venezuela division of tire maker Pirelli plans to halt its local operations for two weeks starting on Jan. 30 due to a lack of raw materials, the company said on Tuesday. Factories in Venezuela often have to reduce or halt operations as a result of chronic raw material shortages, caused primarily by exchange controls that leave companies unable to obtain dollars.

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Pirelli concerned over wider wet weather tyres | 2017 F1 season


Pirelli has warned that improving its much-criticised wet weather rubber will not be made easier by F1’s adoption of wider tyres in 2017.

The sport’s official tyre supplier is seeking a recent-specification F1 car to conduct further tests of its wet weather product. Last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix prompted further complaints from drivers about aquaplaning.

“You can imagine wet tyres, we’re going wider, and that’s not a direction you want to go in when you’re trying to do wet tyre performance,” Hembery admitted in an interview at the Autosport International show.

Pirelli conducted three wet weather tests for its 2017 compounds last year but Hembery says the development programme needs to go on.

“We’re working actually on an ongoing development during the season, which is something we’re allowed to do this time around, before we weren’t able to test at all,” he said.


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