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

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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

pirelli tyres
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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Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre-ATR, Mud Tyres, SUV tyres

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre;If you need mud tyres, perfect on the road too, choose SCORPION™ ATR: it facilitates the most demanding off-road driving and guarantees maximum comfort on all types of terrain.

 

This new Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre, from Pirelli, follows in the new trend from tyre makers, of having a summer tyre with winter capabilities. The new Pirelli Scorpion has an heavy duty off road tread pattern that will allow the driver to go off road.

This is beneficial for the SUV driver. Most SUV’s come out on a normal summer tyre, which are useless off road or on snow and ice. Most drivers go off road a little even if it is only on a grass verge.

I have seen SUV’s actually stuck on a grass verge or on the edge of a school playing field.

Last summer our local football club.Held a very popular car boot sale. It was held on the actual football field. Hence, with car parking near bye. The day started off nice and sunny. But was later followed by a real heavy downpour of rain.

I could not believe how many drivers were stuck on the wet grass. The bigger the vehicle the more stuck they were? the large BMW and Mercedes SUV vehicles suffered the most. I always recommend, that they fit an all weather tyre when they replace the first set of tyres. This new Pirelli Scorpion looks ideal for the job.

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Other tyres from the Pirelli winter range include the “SCORPION™ WINTER” which have been especially  designed to fit modern SUVs and CUVs, for the use of winter motoring, with a special emphasis on the upper end class of vehicle, including the SUV’s and cross-over vehicles.

The main reason for this tyre was to control better down-hill braking and cornering in snow and other winter road conditions, whilst keeping total control of your vehicle. These were especially designed with the larger size tyres fitted to the likes of the BMW and Mercedes people carriers, to help in bad winter weather conditions.

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Pirelli Tyre Choice-Pirelli explains new 2016 tyre choice plans for Formula One cars

Pirelli Tyre Choice

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Pirelli has explained how it expects a new system to allow teams more tyre choice freedom in 2016 will work – as teams close in on finalising the regulations.

late on in the 2015 season The F1 governing body chose between Pirelli and a new bid from Michelin. Both these great tyre companies wanted to change the way that the tyre system operated for the 2016 season. Pirelli retained the franchise and also came up with some new ideas.

In the 2016 season Pirelli will now odder the racing teams three dry tyre compounds. This will be instead of the two offered in the 2015 racing season . The three compounds will cover the full racing weekend.

it gets a little complicated, with Pirelli allocating two sets of tyres for each race. Only one set though, can be used. It also offers one set of the softest compound tyres, that can only be used in Q3.

To finalise every driver will be able to choose a further ten sets of tyres from all three compounds. This will take their race allocation to thirteen sets of tyres.

Pirelli Tyre Choice

Each driver will then be able to choose 10 further sets from the three compounds to take their weekend allocation to 13.

I think that if you take some control out of choice of tyres, then you may be showing different skills? Michelin tyres wanted to come up with a similar proposition, but were pipped at the post by Pirelli, who also had some new ideas of there own.

In the 2016 coming race season Pirelli will be using their medium compound tyres(white),Hard compound (orange), soft compound (yellow) and supersoft (red) compounds. These will be joined by a fifth ultra-soft (purple) compound. 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, that particular day?

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Pirelli F1 Tyres-considering more aggressive F1 tyres – Motorsport.com

Pirelli F1 Tyres

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Pirelli is Pirelli F1 Tyres considering a plan to deliver more varied action in Formula 1, with its new deal to be tyre supplier from 2017 now all but done.

Italian tyre giant supplier retain new season after Michelin Challenge.

It looks as though the long battle of claims and counter claims between Pirelli F1 tyres and Michelin tyres may be over?

Bernie Ecclestone announced the decision on television just before the Russian Grand Prix. This will mean that Pirelli F1 tyres will stay the official F1 series tyre supplier from 2017.

The two giants of the tyre world have been in talks with Bernie Ecclestone for several weeks now and he has come up with the tyre company that he believes will do the best job for F1 racing. The deal has now been completed with Pirelli F1 tyres coming up with the best deal going into the future.

Michelin tyres have been busy in recent times, buying two online tyre retailers out, one in Europe and the other in the UK.  They also supply many of the other motorsport race events including Formula E and Le-Man’s 24 hour racing in France.

Pirelli F1 tyres have had mixed fortunes in trying to find the correct compounds that give right balance between too soft, with tyres that wear out too quickly and too hard giving grip problems.

Pirelli F1 Tyres

Of course, Pirelli Tyres say that they want 2017 to be more experimental. Especially with the emphasis on perhaps more pit stops. Due to using softer compounds.

Pirelli has faced a tough time in finding the right balance between tyres that degrade too much, and those that are too conservative like this year.

An Avid F1 racing fan Lee Churms said recently answering a Facebook comment…

“F1 tell the tyre supplier to make and bring the compound that will make sure options last around 10-20 laps, prime 20-30 laps. For each circuit. That’s why they have different compounds. 40 or more laps could only happen if a hard compound tyre was brought to a low tyre wear circuit. Like Monaco.

But F1 does not allow that. It’s too slow. You will also struggle with low tyre temp. Obviously a softer compound is faster and can make up for the extra pit stop you will have to do. It will also have the right tyre temp.

High tyre wear tracks are bad for soft tyres as you’ll have to pit at least every 8-10 laps. Overheating will occur and you won’t be much faster. So extra pitting will be much slower, than if you were on a harder and slower compound”.

Lee sounds to me to be very knowledgeable about F1 tyre matters.

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Eric Roberts

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Michelin versus Pirelli-promises tyres will make drivers ‘happy’ if it replaces Pirelli – BBC Sport

Michelin versus Pirelli

Tyre company Michelin promises tyres that will let grand prix drivers race faster if it wins the tender to supply F1 from 2017.

Michelin versus Pirelli-drivers have mixed opinions?

F1 drivers are coming out with mixed feelings for the Pirelli race tyres and a Michelin versus Pirelli is beginning to happen.

In my opinion it appears that the drivers are having to think more into their tyres, than they think necessary.

Some race pundits think this is a good thing because it brings other aspects into the races and makes winning more skillful.

The Michelin versus Pirelli confrontation came along when Michelin began to show interest in F1 racing a couple of years ago. The interest has grown as the deadline for the new F1 tyre tender becomes closer.

Michelin claim that their tyres would take the F1 racing scene back to its origins and could be up to three seconds a lap faster.

One of the recent tyre problems has been ,how many races or laps could be achieved on the same tyres.

The Michelin versus Pirelli arguments and claims will go on right up

Michelin versus Pirelli
Michelin tyres have a vast experience in the motorsport field. Supplying tyres to other prestigious race meetings such as Le-Mans in France.

to the tender time. Pirelli say that they have only produced the tyre that they were asked to produce. Michelin on the other hand are saying that their tyres could offer more calculated lap times per tyre.

In my opinion the race to supply the new F1 race season will hot up, with new claims and counter claims.

It will be interesting which of these tyre giants will win the Michelin versus Pirelli battle ahead to supply F1 with their tyres in the coming years.

Eric Roberts

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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

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Content/Page/Pirelli%20tyres%20to%20supply%20F4%20cars%20in%202015

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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 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…

This is a great article from Tyrepress.com?

it shows the massive effort that the top tyre companies have to put in when the attend these prestigious racing events. Pirelli are the tyre suppliers for the Spa 24 hrs race series and will take 9000 tyres (which is nearly the amount of tyres that i sell in my tyre shop in Halifax in a WHOLE YEAR). The tyres will be taken by a massive  21 trucks, and will involve 90 Pirelli personnel on the ground as well as many more on the race track.

The tyres that this Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event, will be using for the event will be the  P Zero DHC tyre for there is dry conditions and 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, that will offer the Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event, more potential head aches 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.

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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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