FORMULA ONE AND PIRELLI: HOW IT CHANGED 2013 TO 2014 TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION Milan, December 10, 2014 - After three years of making tyres that feature deliberate degradation, in accordance with our brief, this year’s revolutionary new rules with turbocharging and increased torque prompted the need for more consistent and predictable tyres, leading to the same average number of pit stops per race (2 or 3). Once more, Pirelli was able to fulfill the brief and help enhance the racing. Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director Download the PDF with text:
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2014 Abu Dhabi test: November 25-26, 2014 PIRELLI’S 2015 TYRES MAKE THEIR DEBUT NO DEDICATED PIRELLI DAYS AT THE FINAL TEST OF YEAR WEHRLEIN SETS FASTEST TIME ON DAY TWO USING SUPERSOFT Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2014 – At the final in-season test of the year, held straight after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Pirelli’s 2015 tyres were seen for the first time – although there were no dedicated Pirelli test days, with each team concentrating on its own independent programme. Every team is allocated 135 sets of tyres for testing purposes throughout 2014, and for the final test of the year teams had 10 sets of this existing allocation replaced with 10 sets of the new 2015 tyres. Pirelli brought the medium, soft and supersoft 2015 tyres to Abu Dhabi, in their definitive specification
Pirelli Tyre S.p.A and the Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt today signed a Memorandum of Understanding the object of which is the evaluation of the possible expansion of the Alexandria Tire Co. (Atco), which is over 90% controlled by Pirelli and produces radial truck tyres in Alexandria, Egypt.
2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Race LEWIS HAMILTON CLAIMS HIS FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE WITH PIRELLI TYRES AFTER WINNING IN ABU DHABI DIFFERENT STRATEGIES SET UP A GRANDSTAND FINISH BETWEEN HAMILTON AND FELIPE MASSA DANIEL RICCIARDO CLAIMS FOURTH AFTER STARTING FROM PITLANE HELPED BY ALTERNATIVE STRATEGY Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2014 – Lewis Hamilton claimed the second drivers’ championship of his career but his first on Pirelli tyres after winning the title decider in Abu Dhabi, using a two-stop strategy. The Mercedes driver started on the P Zero Red supersoft tyre from second on the grid, but took the lead at the start before completing two stints on the P Zero Yellow soft. The 16th win for Mercedes this season has broken the all-time record of 15 previously held by Ferrari and McLaren
2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Starting tyre line-up At the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the drivers started the race on the following tyres: VETTEL SOFT RICCIARDO SOFT HAMILTON SUPERSOFT ROSBERG SUPERSOFT RAIKKONEN SUPERSOFT ALONSO SUPERSOFT MALDONADO SUPERSOFT GROSJEAN SUPERSOFT BUTTON SUPERSOFT MAGNUSSEN SOFT PEREZ SOFT HULKENBERG SOFT GUTIERREZ SUPERSOFT SUTIL SUPERSOFT VERGNE SOFT KVYAT SUPERSOFT BOTTAS SUPERSOFT MASSA SUPERSOFT KOBAYASHI SUPERSOFT ERICSSON SUPERSOFT
2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Qualifying NICO ROSBERG CLAIMS POLE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP DECIDERON P ZERO RED SUPERSOFT TYRES TWO-STOP STRATEGY MOST LIKELY: THREE-STOP SPRINT STRATEGY IS ALSO POSSIBLE TRACK TEMPERATURES IN EXCESS OF 30 DEGREES, EVEN IN THE EVENING Abu Dhabi, November 22, 2014 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has claimed pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from his team mate Lewis Hamilton, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre, which is just over a second faster than the P Zero Yellow soft tyre that has also been nominated for the final race of the season. Statistically, in five races held so far at Abu Dhabi, the pole position sitter has only gone on to win the grand prix once (Sebastian Vettel in 2010) while second place on the grid has won three times.
PERFORMANCE GAP OF AROUND 1.2 SECONDS BETWEEN SOFT AND SUPERSOFT COMPOUNDS SO FAR FALLING TRACK TEMPERATURES IN FP2 CLOSELY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RACE: HAMILTON FASTEST ON SUPERSOFT A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT STRATEGIES ARE POSSIBLE FOR THE GRAND PRIX The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts in the late afternoon and ends in the evening, meaning that unusually track temperatures tend to fall as the race goes on. Conditions in FP2, which began at 5pm, will be representative of the race but the earlier FP1 followed a different pattern, with track and air temperatures rising.
The 2015 Pirelli Calendar was presented today to the press, guests and collectors from around the world at Pirelli HangarBicocca, the Pirelli contemporary art space in Milan. Milan was chosen as the venue with the aim of showing an iconic object with the “Made in Italy” label in the city that in 2015 is to be the flagship of Italy in the world when it hosts the Expo Milano 2015 international exhibition. The creator of the forty-second edition of The Cal™, Steven Meisel is one of the world’s most successful fashion photographers, and is known for his eclectic but also reserved personality.
This year’s Calendar is titled "Calendar Girls 2015" by Steven Meisel, and the 12 girls in question are top and emerging models: the Americans Gigi Hadid, Candice Huffine, Carolyn Murphy and Cameron Russell, the Brazilians Isabeli Fontana, Adriana Lima and Raquel Zimmermann. Then there is Karen Elson from England, the Puerto Rican Joan Small, the Russians Natalia Vodianova and Sasha Luss, as well as Anna Ewers from Germany.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview, November 20-23, 2014 SOFT AND SUPERSOFT FOR THE FINAL GRAND PRIX OF THE SEASON SMOOTH ASPHALT AND 90-DEGREE CORNERS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP DECIDER, WITH DOUBLE POINTS ON OFFER TWO-DAY TEST FOLLOWING THE GRAND PRIX Milan, November 17, 2014 – The final grand prix of the season will take place in Abu Dhabi, using the soft and supersoft tyre: a step softer than last year’s nomination of medium and soft. Yas Marina is a circuit that Pirelli knows well, having completed some of its private testing there before entering Formula One back in 2011, with Abu Dhabi being a well-known venue for official tests as well. This year is no exception, with the final two-day test of the season taking place straight after the grand prix, from Tuesday to Wednesday.The track surface is quite smooth, featuring a variety of 90-degree corners.
3D animated video by Pirelli describing Yas Marina circuit from a tyre point of view.
THE 1.75% COUPON IS THE LOWEST IN PIRELLI’S HISTORY AND FOR AN ITALIAN UNRATED CORPORATE EUROBOND Milan, 13 November 2014 – Pirelli has concluded the placement of an unrated bond issue with international institutional investors on the Euromercato for a total nominal value of 600 million euro. The operation obtained the lowest coupon – 1.75% – in Pirelli’s history, as well as for an Italian unrated corporate Eurobond, demonstrating the confidence investors have in Pirelli’s credit.
TOP SIX FINISHERS USE THREE-STOP STRATEGY IN BRAZIL: RAIKKONEN STOPS TWICE HOTTEST TRACK TEMPERATURES IN RECENT HISTORY AT INTERLAGOS, COMBINED WITH NEW ASPHALT, PROVIDE A BIG CHALLENGE FOR TYRES IN FIRST STINT CLOSE TACTICAL BATTLE BETWEEN MERCEDES DRIVERS FOR VICTORY Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has closed the gap in the drivers’ championship to his team mate Lewis Hamilton after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix from pole, using a three-stop strategy. Rosberg did an opening stint on the soft tyre and then completed the race with the medium tyre, in high temperatures that were in contrast to the expected rain. Hamilton adopted a similar strategy to finish runner-up, 1.5 seconds behind his team mate, after losing some time when he ran wide earlier in the race
FASTEST EVER POLE POSITION AT INTERLAGOS FOR NICO ROSBERG ON THE P ZERO YELLOW SOFT TYRES WARM AND CLOUDY CONDITIONS FOR QUALIFYING: RAIN SHOWERS EXPECTED FOR THE RACE THREE STOPS THEORETICALLY FASTEST RACE STRATEGY: TWO STOPS MORE LIKELY IN ORDER TO AVOID TRAFFIC Nico Rosberg’s pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, using the P Zero Yellow soft tyres, was the fastest-ever pole lap ever seen in the 41-year history of Interlagos. Rosberg set a fastest time of 1m10.023s in the final qualifying session, beating Ruben Barrichello’s pole record of 1m10.646s from 2004. Rosberg’s time was even close to the all-time fastest lap of Interlagos, which was set by Barrichello in first qualifying the same year: 1m09.822s.
TRACK EVOLUTION AN IMPORTANT FACTOR AT INTERLAGOS MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES SEPARATED BY 0.8-1.0 SECONDS VERY HOT WEATHER TODAY: RAIN STILL A POSSIBILITY FOR REST OF WEEKEND Track evolution proved to be the defining characteristic of the first day of running at the famous Interlagos venue in Sao Paulo, with the circuit having been recently resurfaced and a new pit lane entry installed as well. The first day took place in hot conditions, with ambient and track temperatures peaking at 34 and 57 degrees centigrade respectively. However, these conditions are far from guaranteed to remain for the rest of the weekend, with the weather forecast predicting intermittent rain: particularly during qualifying.
LEADER FOR THE COMPLETENESS OF ITS STRATEGY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE AND TRANSPARENCY IN COMMUNICATION Pirelli has been recognized as leader on the “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index Italy 2014” (CDLI), an index which evaluates the completeness of a company’s strategy against climate change and the transparency of its communication to stakeholders. Pirelli scored 99/100.
Pirelli в сотрудничестве с Bentley провели в Финляндии мастер-класс экстремального вождения, посвященный тестированию шипованных зимних шин. Ice Zero – шина, разработанная инженерами компании Pirelli с применением технологий, основанных на 40-летнем опыте участия в ралли. Pirelli Ice Zero демонстрирует превосходные характеристики в максимально жёстких зимних условиях северных стран с плотным снежным покровом и экстремально низкими температурами.
Brazilian Grand Prix Preview: Sao Paulo, November 6–9, 2014 MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES FOR ONE OF THE SHORTEST BUT MOST INTENSE LAPS OF THE YEAR VARIABLE WEATHER EXPECTED IN SAO PAULO BRAZIL A KEY MARKET FOR PIRELLI, WITH STRONG FORMULA ONE HERITAGE Milan, November 3, 2014 – The Interlagos circuit, in the heart of Sao Paulo, is the second-shortest lap of the year after Monaco, with a series of twists, turns and elevation changes that provides a fascinating challenge for drivers, cars and of course tyres.The medium and soft compounds have been nominated for Interlagos, but traditionally there is a high risk of rain, and the initial long-range forecasts predict wet weather for at least part of the weekend. The sheer number of corners packed into just 4.309 kilometres means that the tyres constantly have work to do, and the relative lack of any long straights does not give them the chance to cool down. Furthermore, the track is well known for being bumpy, with high-speed turns and small run-off areas, demanding maximum concentration from the drivers.Above all, Interlagos is known for its enthusiastic fans and unique atmosphere
3D animated video by Pirelli describing Jose Carlos Pace circuit from a tyre point of view.
3D animated video by Pirelli describing Jose Carlos Pace circuit from a tyre point of view.
2014 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying POLE POSITION IN UNITED STATES IS 0.3 SECONDS FASTER THAN LAST YEAR SOFT TYRE DELIVERS POLE FOR NICO ROSBERG IN COOL CONDITIONS THREE STOPS THEORETICALLY THE FASTEST STRATEGY FOR THE GRAND PRIX Austin, November 1, 2014 – Using the P Zero Yellow soft tyres, Nico Rosberg set a pole position time at the Circuit of the Americas that was three tenths of a second faster than last year’s pole. Rosberg’s time of 1m36.067s, set right at the end of Q3, comfortably eclipsed the 1m36.338s pole position time in 2013, when the cars had bigger engines and more downforce. Conditions warmed during the day, with the final qualifying session getting underway in ambient temperatures of 22 degrees centigrade and track temperatures of 36 degrees centigrade
2014 United States Grand Prix – Practice Sessions VARIABLE TEMPERATURES EXPECTED FOR UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX WEEKEND PERFORMANCE GAP OF 1.3 SECONDS BETWEEN MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES HAMILTON FASTEST ON BOTH COMPOUNDS IN FREE PRACTICE Austin, October 31, 2014 – The Circuit of the Americas is all about variety: both in terms of the demands placed upon the tyres throughout the lap and the weather conditions expected during the course of each day, as well as the weekend as a whole. Between the first and second free practice sessions, ambient and track temperatures rose by six and 16 degrees centigrade respectively.
United States Grand Prix Preview: Austin, October 30–November 2, 2014 MEDIUM AND SOFT P ZERO TYRES FOR THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS A MIXTURE OF LONG STRAIGHTS AND TECHNICAL CORNERS AT ONE OF THE NEWEST VENUES ON THE FORMULA ONE CALENDAR FINAL BACK-TO-BACK RACES OF THE YEAR, AS THE TEAMS THEN HEAD STRAIGHT TO BRAZIL Milan, October 27, 2014 – The Circuit of the Americas in Texas is one of the newest venues on the Formula One calendar, having been inaugurated only in 2012. The medium and soft compounds are nominated here for the first time (with the hard and medium chosen for the last two years).
3D animated video by Pirelli describing Austin circuit from a tyre point of view.
PIRELLI AND ROSNEFT, AGREEMENT IN THE SYNTHETIC RUBBER SECTOR IN NAKHODKA TO EXTEND TO NEW TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNER
Pirelli and Rosneft, in the context of the agreement signed last May for the production and supply of synthetic rubber in Nakhodka, today reached a new agreement which calls for, on the basis of a short list, the identification within three months of a new technological partner for the further development of activities in the rubber sector, including Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR), in that region. Under the terms of the MOU, Rosneft and future partner will analyze the ways in which the joint production of synthetic rubber could be launched in Nakhodka, while Pirelli will collaborate in the related Research and Development activities.
TYRE NOMINATIONS FOR BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX ALTERED Milan, October 17, 2014 – After a meeting of the Tyre Working Group, the tyre nomination for the Brazilian Grand Prix (November 6-9) has been changed, following Pirelli’s proposal and with the unanimous agreement of all the teams. Although the hard and medium nomination has been used in Brazil for the last two years, the recent resurfacing of the Interlagos track has prompted the change to medium and soft. This new choice is the same nomination as the United States Grand Prix the weekend before
Das Goldene Lenkrad, 1976 vom Verleger Axel Springer ins Leben gerufen, wird jährlich für die besten automobilen Neuerscheinungen vergeben und zählt zu den wichtigsten Auszeichnungen in der Automobilbranche. Experten und Leser entscheiden, die Redaktion ordnet relevante Fahrzeuge verschiedenen Kategorien zu, aus denen die Leser die Finalisten auswählen. Bei anschließenden Testfahrten bewertet eine unabhängige Jury aus Autoexperten, Rennfahrern und Prominenten diese Fahrzeuge
Pirelli’s commitment towards end user is to offer, besides the right performing tyre for each application / need, a solution to ensure that the tyre is correctly and properly managed during its life, thus enhancing fleet managers to get higher efficiency level. The Cyber Fleet Solution focuses on three key elements of the fleet running costs: Fuel / Tyres / Repair and Maintenance.
MERCEDES SEALS FIRST CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP WITH PIRELLI NICO ROSBERG SETS HIS PERSONAL BEST LAP TIME ON MEDIUM TYRES THAT ARE 51 LAPS OLD JUST ONE PIT STOP FOR MOST COMPETITORS IN SOCHI BUT MANY DIFFERENT STRATEGIES Victory for Lewis Hamilton and second place for Nico Rosberg at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix has given Mercedes its first constructors’ championship with Pirelli. Juan Manuel Fangio drove a Mercedes during his 1954 driver championship-winning season, during which he also used a Pirelli-equipped Maserati, but this is the first time that Mercedes have claimed the title in their own right since the constructors’ championship was established in 1958. Hamilton took victory from pole, but Rosberg’s performance was all the more remarkable as he changed from P Zero Yellow soft to P Zero White medium tyres on the opening lap, following a lock-up and flat-spot after the start.