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Pirelli tyre failure- Blamed on an external cut – SBS

Pirelli tyre failure

“We have conducted a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened with Nico’s tyre,” said Pirelli motorsport head Paul Hembery. “This investigation now excludes any structural integrity issues.

 

Pirelli tyre failure caused by a cut?

The picture of the tyre in the image shows the Pirelli tyre failure in question. The tyre had a blowout on the F1 car of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg and as any tyre blowout the experience was not a very nice one to say the least.

Tyre blowouts on regular cars can lead to horrific circumstances, especially at high speed. This one of the reasons that “run flat tyres” was developed. This type of tyre is able to withstand a blowout, because it has been developed with stronger side walls and is able to stand a sudden loss in tyre pressure.

Pirelli have examined the Pirelli tyre failure in question and have come to the conclusion that the damage and subsequent blowout were caused by an external cut.

Head of Pirelli motorsport, Paul Hembery said… “We have conducted a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened with Nico’s tyre,” and that…”This investigation now excludes any structural integrity issues. Based on the information and data available an external source of damage is the conclusion made.”

As the owner of a tyre shop for many years, we often come up with such problems on the regular car tyres of our customers and there

Pirelli tyre failure
This caravan tyre was due to a screw causing the tyres casing to separate. But the damage makes it difficult to diagnose.

can be several reasons for this sort of problem. The difficulty comes when the tyre is completely shredded. This is due to a blowout at high speed, the same as Nico Rosberg has suffered. He described the incident as “heart stopping “as he approached part of the race track known as “Blanchimont” at Spa at high speed, full throttle.

When this happens you really need to hold your nerve and control the car the best that you can. This is something that you can’t really practise and hope that it never happens to you.

In my opinion the tyre on the image looks like some sort of construction breakdown, there is a clear wear area, similar to brake lock situation where the tyre tread is scrubbed away in the spot when the brakes locked. This is common on boy racer cars. The tyre then eventually breaks down completely often blowing out in the damaged spot.

Having not seen the tyre on the F1 car, then we have to leave it to the experts, in this case Pirelli tyres.

Eric Roberts

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Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event- Spa 24 Hours-biggest event of the year’ – Tyrepress.com

Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event

Pirelli's Tyres Massive Event

Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event

With 9000 tyres transported by 21 trucks, and involving 90 Pirelli personnel on the ground as well as many more away from the circuit, Pirelli will face its biggest logistical engagement in motorsp…

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As a result, it just shows the massive effort that the top tyre companies. So, to put a great effort in when they attend these prestigious racing events. Hence, Pirelli are the tyre suppliers for the Spa 24 hrs race series.

Consequently, taking 9000 tyres (which is nearly the amount of tyres that i sell in my tyre shop in Halifax in a WHOLE YEAR). So, the tyres will be taken by a massive  21 trucks. Involving 90 Pirelli personnel on the ground as well as many more on the race track.

The tyres that this  Massive Event, will be using .Will be the  P Zero DHC tyre for  dry conditions. Also, the Cinturato WH for wet driving conditions.

Spa is renowned for its difficult driving conditions and changing weather and so these tyres will have to perform at their best.

The race is also complimented with different car designs. Offering the tyre suppliers more potential problems. This race series also includes front and rear wheel cars. As a result, that will offer the Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event, more potential head aches. So, as the racing progresses.

Most of the road cars that are used to race at the Blancpain GT Series also use Pirelli tyres as original equipment, cars such as the BMW Blancpain GT Series use the Pirelli P Zero tyres as original equipment. This tyre is a very close relation to the ones used for the racing cars.

The lessons that are learned from the race series will in the longer run benefit the experience of driving these luxury cars on the normal roads.

Eric Roberts

 

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Pirelli Tests New 18-Inch Wheels – Tyre Blog – Tyre Blog (blog)

Pirelli Tests New 18-Inch Wheels

Pirelli Tests New 18-Inch Wheels.The car was driven by Charles Pick. Pick completed 14 laps in 1m 44.728s. This was nine seconds better than the time set by Jules Bianchi on the same track in Ferrari with regular tyres.

Although that it is well known that Michelin are fond of introducing 18 inch wheels onto the F1 racing scene, then Pirelli were the first tyre company to make and introduce its brand new 18 inch F1 tyres .At the time, 18-inch wheel and tyre units were only used on normal passenger cars.

Pirelli Tests New 18-Inch Wheels combined with Lotus to  fit the 18 inch wheels and tyres on to the Team’s E22 Chassis and the new tyres were tested  on the Silverstone race track.

The Lotus car was driven by Charles Pick, who completed 14 laps in 1 minute 44.728 seconds. This easily beat the previous record and was nine seconds better than the time that was set by Jules Bianchi on the same track on a  Ferrari which was kitted out with with regular F1 tyres.

Watch out for further tyre developments with compounds and different tyre sizes? The fact that Pirelli tests new 18-inch wheels, in my opinion is a step nearer them being used in further trials and on testing, before the new F1 season begins.

Pirelli tyres are the preferred tyre supplier to F1 at the moment, but it is no secret that Michelin tyres are taking interest in a bid not far into the future. Michelin though are well known to want to use 18 inch tyres. They would also like to leave the choice of tyres on any particular race day to the drivers and teams. This opinion is popular with some drivers but not so popular with others.

Some drivers would prefer to stick to the 13 inch tyres that are currently in use. Others are looking forward to trying out the 18 inch tyres. Only time will tell?

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Pirelli Tyre Change A great image showing the tyre change speed- with Toro Rosso

Pirelli Tyre Change

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Carlos comes in for pit-stop & switches to @pirellisport Soft tyres. Max hasn’t pitted yet, currently P10 #CanadianGP pic.twitter.com/gi0ZuY4ZgQ

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Wow I love pictures like this? A High speed Pirelli Tyre Change

The speed in which the guys in F1 racing change over the wheels and tyres on a pit stop is nothing more than incredible. Although I have never attended an F1 change over, the closest i have is on a F3 visit to Snetterton in Norfolk.

This was an invitation courtesy of Yokohama tyres. They were supporting the touring car championship. Also there were Avon tyres. Avon were supporting the F3 racing. This type of racing is very close to what you would see in the F1 pits. I was amazed at the systems that were in place for a quick tyre change over and the speed in which they did it.

All action, it reminds a little bit about my days at Goodyear when I volunteered to fit tyres to rally cars for Goodyear in the late seventies. Thing were not as quick as the F3 or F1 wheel and Pirelli tyre change, because time was not as important.

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A scene like this reminds me of my Goodyear rally experience

We would change the whole wheels from built up wheels the same as all the other race teams have to do. The difference was that the rally cars had four or five wheel nuts to change. This was similar to the standard car wheels that we all drive about in.

Pirelli Tyre Change

pirelli tyres uk were also involved in rallying at that time. We were owned by Goodyear tyres and so all the tyres that were fitted were Goodyear rally tyre products. When the rally cars came into the parking pits, we had to change the already built up wheels.

We would then attend to the tyres that were removed by either repairing them or fitting new tyres. All this was done at speed , but not as fast as the F1 teams? I remember it was very hard work, and the weather was horrendous, including a blizzard and torrential rain.

In the end though it was good fun and a pleasure to be part of a team, and later on in life brought back great memories.

Eric Roberts

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Pirelli Intelligent Tyres – P-ZERO tyres are tested on the new LaFerrari

Pirelli Intelligent Tyres

Pirellis intelligent tyres

Pirelli Intelligent Tyres Data streamed from hi-tech rubber set to transform performance

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Nothing ever stops still.Especially, in the hectic world of tyres? The major tyre companies are always looking at ways to better their rivals.In my opinion, it all benefits the end user, the everyday drivers like you and me.

This is the latest disclosure about the Pirelli’s intelligent tyres, the P-ZERO tyres, seen here being tested on a Le-Ferrari in Italy.

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Pirelli Intelligent Tyres

These new tyres are being tested on the new Ferrari FXXK track car. Just like other tyre manufacturers. Pirelli are at the thick end of research and development.

The tyre world is not going to be left behind.naturally, when it comes to involvement in car technology.So, and the advancements in car electronics.
This applies to whether the tyres are for the motorsport industry.Thus, or the everyday car that we use on our roads. In a recent interview with Maurizio Boiocchi of Pirelli tyres, he said…”We’re continuously working on the P Zero family of products. Specifically to have electronics working inside the tyre interacting with the main computer in the car ; something more than a tyre pressure monitoring system,”
Which works from signals emitted from sensors. These sensors are about the size of the British 50p coin. The sensors are fitted in each quadrant of the tyre belts.

Pirelli Intelligent Tyres

The equipment in the Pirellis intelligent tyres. Hence, is been tested on the LA Ferrari-based FXX K track special cars. It is to be used on supercar street cars within a five year period.
The Pirelli’s intelligent tyres. Can pick up the friction coefficient which can send information about the tyres. The sensors can give information. Therefore, such as longitudinal. Also, lateral and radial acceleration. So, as well as the temperature and pressure of the tyres.
Pirelli Intelligent Tyres. As a result, then send the information back the cars ECU which helps to calibrate other important factors such as steering and braking. This can enable things like the softening of the suspension on real time race events. Finally, they can also combine with the cars traction control system which would enhance the cars braking capabilities.

 

Michelin-F1 Interest-It could have an interest in F1 return –

Michelin-F1 Interest

michelin f1 interest

F1 News. Michelin tells Crash.net it will consider a return to Formula 1 should the FIA accept its proposals to create tyres that a driver can ‘use at the limit at all times’.. Read more at Crash.net!

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Michelin-F1 Interest

This is going to be interesting times ahead for the tyre world. Michelin could be interested in bidding for the right to supply F1 tyres in the near future?

This would be if the FIA look at using tyres.Hence, with a different size. So, say from 13 inch wheels to 18 inch wheels and giving the teams a choice of tyre compounds. hence, to use at their own discretion at the different race venues. This would add a whole list of new skills. Especially, for the drivers and ground teams to take in to consideration on the very race day.

Winning a race. Thus, would have to take into consideration the correct choice of tread and compound. Naturally, on that particular day and add more exciting to the proceedings.

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According to  Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon. For this reason, the French tyre giants would be interested in bidding for F1 tyre supplier if there was to be a change in the size of the F1 tyres and also a change in tyre compound strategy.michelin f1 interest

This is also the aim of the current tyre supplier Pirelli. Who have been part of car testing on 18 inch tyres. Martin Brundle completed a few demo laps in a GP2 test car equipped with 18″ tyres around Monaco the other Friday.

Michelin-F1 Interest

There has also been much speculation about the tyre companies wanting to use a variety of compounds. These would be used at the discretion of the F1 teams and drivers during a race. This could give the racing even more bite. The teams would choose their own tyres and compounds, meaning that the cars could and would be racing on different tyres.

This would mean that the team making the best choices would have a better chance of competing for the winners podium, making racing more interesting and exact. If these rules came in then Michelin F1 interest could be on the cards,

Pirelli Motorsport- now one of the top leaders in Motorsport tyre support

Pirelli Motorsport

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.@PirelliMoto don’t worry our tyres provide optimal #AirGrip. pic.twitter.com/xI6iPSUhFN

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Pirelli Motorsport

This picture of a fling rally is just awesome? it also re-enforces my point about the tyre companies involvement in motorsport . Especially, from the research and development angle.

The advertising factor also comes into to it. Tghus, with the famous yellow and red Pirelli logo. As expected, clearly to be seen on the excellent photo shot from Pirelli motorsport .

Pirelli motorsport are one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers. Hence, in the field of supplying their tyres to the car racing events.
The giant Italian tyre. For this reason, the  company manufacture tyres for race events as diverse as “vintage car rallying “to their involvement in “F1” racing.

Like most tyre companies. Pirelli motorsport helps them to try out new products and materials. Of course, that are used in making a tyre. We have all heard about the controversy involving the different tyre compounds in the past two pirelli motorsportyears with F1 cars. This type of thing is just learning curbs and Pirelli have now sorted their problems out.
Pirelli motorsport began involvement in rallying way back in 1973. From then to 2010 Pirelli motorsport tyres have recorded no fewer than 25 rally championship wins. Pirelli motorsport became the official tyre suppliers to the WRC (World Rally Championships) between 2008 and 2010. This gave Pirelli maximum publicity and exposure all around the world.

Pirelli Motorsport

They then became tyre suppliers to the WRC academy in 2011 and 2012, giving the younger drivers the experience driving on their 8 different types of rally tyres. These range from the “RX” which is a tyre for dry or damp asphalt, to the “Scorpion” which is constructed in the form of the Asymmetric and directional pattern design based on Pirelli’s many years of experience in rallies on gravel roads.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli Tyres online from our website

More reading  http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/ww/en/motorsport/sheet/scorpion.html

 

Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres- The challenge for which the Trident puts its trust in P Zeros 

Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres-RT @Pirelli: #Levante:1st #SUV bearing the Trident debuts @Zegna with custom #PZero tyres:

Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres-The efforts of Pirelli during its mammoth F1 race supplier stint are winning friends in the “supercar” class of car manufacturers. These companies ar are now fitting Pirelli tyres to their models.Including the Maserati Levante.

Pirelli have certainly come up trumps when it comes to supplying tyres for the supercars of this world?

Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres
Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres

The Pirelli P-Zero has been favoured by many of the supercar manufacturers, including tyres for the new Maserati. The Levante is of course in the SUV class of cars, but this Maserati packs a punch. The car is powered by 3-litre twin-turbo power unit, fuelled by petrol. A 3 litre 275-hp V6v Levante diesel engine is also available. The latter is fitted with 255/60ZR18 Pirelli P-Zero tyres and the 430-hp is fitted with 265/50ZR19 front tyres and 295/45ZR19 rear tyres all of which are Pirelli P-Zero.

Pirelli tyres have had to develop a new compound to cope with these large and powerful SUV vehicles. The new tyres have also had to make for comfort, as well as power. Comfort is of great importance, for a vehicle of this size.

Tyre companies, like Pirelli, are trusted by these supercar manufacturers because of their expertise and research and development in the motorsport scene.

In fact, Pirelli is now the sole tyre suppliers to Maserati. Maserati particularly like the Pirelli P-Zero tyres. As I have explained before the P-Zero, has been specially developed to cope with size and power of the new Levante from Maserati.

The P-Zero tyres have been specifically designed to adapt to the certain characteristics of this Levante SUV vehicle, with great expertise coming from the F1 racing scene and other motorsport tyre activities.

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Pirelli F1 PZero Purple-The New F1 2016 Ultra soft Tyre

Pirelli F1 PZero Purple
Pirelli F1 PZero Purple

Pirelli F1 PZero Purple – Purple is the colour of the stripe around the sidewall of the new tyre for dry conditions, as chosen by a flood of votes on social …

In my opinion.This is a great choice of tyre.Hence, to add to the Pirelli family of F1 tyres.Hence, the tyre looks good in its bright purple lettering?  if you are a tyre or an F1 racing enthusiast.

In the 2016 coming race season. Pirelli will be using their medium compound tyres(white). Hard compound (orange)and soft compound (yellow) with supersoft (red) compounds. Consequently, these will be joined by a fifth ultra-soft (purple) compound. Thus,the softest compound in the Pirelli racing range.

The racing will be more exciting. Because the winning team would have made all the right decisions. Including, the correct tyres to race on.Hence, that particular day? The previous race seasons have brought Pirelli tyres much controversy. Drivers and officials have been blaming the tyres. As a result,  for all sorts of problems.

In fact at one stage. I thought that Pirelli would lose the contract. Indeed, to their arch enemy Michelin tyres. Undoubtedly, who were in the hunt for the lucrative F1 tyre contract. Things settled down towards the 2015 season and Pirelli came up trumps, in the bidding war. Pirelli also brought out some new tyre compounds. Including the new Pirelli F1 PZero Purple, softer compound.

Pirelli F1 PZero Purple

As we are speaking about the 2016 race season, then The BBC has learned that the FIA, which governs F1, will instruct Pirelli to design a tyre that will allow drivers to push hard for longer.

Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera told teams and drivers at a meeting earlier this month, where dissatisfaction with the current tyres was discussed, that it could produce whatever the F1 wanted as long as it had clear commission.

Pirelli has been given preliminary information about the performance the cars are expected to have in 2017 so it can start working on tyre design.

The FIA plans to outline how it wants tyres to perform and will provide all necessary data to the company by the end of March.

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Winter Sottozero Tyres -Maserati in the snow shows off the Pirelli’s

Winter Sottozero Tyres

Cruising the alpine roads of nothing Italy with Winter Sottozero Tyres #The Perfect Fit and #Maserati.

 

Winter Sottozero Tyres;This is the stuff that proves the benefits of fitting winter tyres. These top of the market sports saloons can really show off when

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Pirelli ice runflat a product probably developed from the car rally scene

driven with the correct tyres for the job? in this case the Pirelli Sottozero 3 tyres. Italian flare car s using Italian flare tyres, a great combination. Pirelli also produce many other great winter tyre products including the one in the picture the Scorpion Ice winter tyre. The Winter Sottozero Tyres are a product that has been developed by Pirelli tyres to fit the super car range, including this Maserati. These cars are well equipped to speed down the German motorway system at 150 MPH and then drive up the snow covered mountain roads that lead to the ski resorts in Austria and Switzerland.

For the small to medium cars,then the Pirelli Cinturato All season is the tyre for them. This tyre can be left on the car the all year round. If however you live in a more northern area with heavy snow falls then i would suggest that you went for the Scorpio Ice and Snow tyre.

This tyre is a more aggressive tyre in the snow and ice of countries such as Norway and Sweden, who are likely to witness very harsh winters. These recommendations are of course aimed at the driver who is a complete Pirelli tyre fan. Other tyre makes are just as good but Pirelli have a very good name and a large following

The more up to date type of vehicle driver, would own a SUV vehicle. it is most advisable to fit all-weather pr winter tyres to these vehicle,as most of them are useless in bad weather,for these Pirelli advise the Scorpion Winter.

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