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All Pirelli Tyres Stuff

All Pirelli Tyres Stuff

Most,brands of  tyres, were originally made to provide the vehicle with traction. Of course, that could go anywhere. They were developed to give the car driver excellent durability. Whilst also giving good wear and traction in any weather that the vehicle could come up across, including heavy snow falls.
Pirelli tyres, wear technically designed with the help of racing tyres and were derived from a “cut-chip and tear-resistant tread compound”. Naturally, this would give the tyres tread exceptional grip and wear resistance when driving on roads that would normally tear tyres to shreds. Consequently, such as gravel roads.

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 Tyre Testing-The 2017 Pirelli Formula 1 tyre tests in numbers

Pirelli Tyre Testing

Over the last few months Pirelli has conducted extensive testing on its new, wider range of 2017 Formula 1 tyres. The Italian tyre supplier has completed 24 days of running on its new 2017 compounds, with three teams being involved. Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have racked up laps […]

Pirelli Tyre Testing

As expected, the F1 season may have come to a close for another year. Of course, the work of testing new tyres and tyre compounds goes on for the giant Pirelli tyre company.

Hence,  tyres are being  tested by three of the major racing teams. Including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull. Therefore, this  excellent article fills the F1 fanatic in with all the details and is an interesting read.

The Italian tyre supplier has completed 24 days of running on its new 2017 compounds, with three teams being involved.

 

Pirelli Tyre Testing

Pirelli Sottozero Snow Tyres-Preparing the Ferrari FF for Winter

Pirelli Sottozero Snow Tyres

Pirelli Sottozero Snow Tyres

Now that the Ferrari FF has returned to the UK. Of course, where unsurprisingly the weather is not quite as nice. So, as it has been experiencing for the previous 3 months based in Monaco.

I have moved over to winter tyres. The standard summer Pirelli P-zero tyres are swapped to the Pirelli Sottozero winter rubber. So that I can now continue to use it truly as a daily car even in winter. Typically my luck would now make it that we don’t experience snow this winter so maybe I’ll make a trip to the Alps with the car in due course!

Thanks to Pirelli and to Protyre Bishops Stortford, please check out:

W240 Winter Sottozero 2

The ideal choice for sports cars and top end vehicles, balancing performance, safety and respect for the environment.

For demanding drivers, the WINTER SOTTOZERO™ SERIE II guarantees excellent performance on dry roads, in the wet and in the presence of snow. In temperatures below 7°C, it counters aquaplaning more effectively when compared to a summer tyre.

FEATURES
  • Asymmetrical tread pattern: internal area
  • Asymmetrical tread pattern: external area
  • Patented I.B.S. technology for sipe construction
  • New Temperature Dynamic Compound (TDC)
FUNCTIONS
  • Inclined grooves to increase lateral grip and reduce noise
  • Longitudinal grooves to reduce aquaplaning risk Two ribs to increase tire rigidity
  • Increased contact area even on irregular roads. Increased tire rigidity
  • Excellent handling and grip in dry and wet conditions
BENEFIT
  • Safety on wet surfaces and enhanced handling in the dry
  • Improved grip for traction and braking performance. Stability for improved handling
  • Snow traction and riding comfort
  • Safety and enjoyment when driving in autumn and winter weather conditions.

Pirelli winter tyres ,like other makes are the way forward for better winter safety features. Especially if you intend to visit countries that have compulsory snow tyre laws.

Eric Roberts

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…

This is a great article from Tyrepress.com?

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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Exclusive Pirelli tyre supply-Hence, to French GT Championship

Exclusive Pirelli tyre supply

According to Pirelli’s Matteo Braga, the P Zero tyres used “complement the philosophy of the GT4 European Series and French GT perfectly” Pirelli will return to the FFSA French GT Championship next year as part of the new-look GT4 European Series promoted by SRO Motorsports Group. As exclusive tyre […]

Exclusive Pirelli tyre supply to French GT Championship

Exclusive Pirelli tyre supply

Could it be that Pirelli, are responding to the Michelin attempt of rejoining F1 racing.

Pirelli tyres, are to supply the GT4 European Series.Hence, this series is split into two parts. As a result, this is now split into the Northern Cup and Southern Cup. Hence, then competing for an overall title.

The race series is organised and promoted by SRO. The SRO are also running the Blancpain GT Series. Therefore the tyre supplier, Pirelli has completed a long-term tyre supply agreement.

As a result, Pirelli first supplied the GT4 European Series Northern Cup early on this year. The giant (now chinese owned) tyre company say that it is very happy to  renew the agreement into the future.

While the Blancpain GT Series. Uses GT3 cars from the world’s leading sports car manufacturers. So the European GT4 series (and, by extension, a number of the cars on the French GT Championship) use slightly less powerful. SRO-homologated GT4-specification cars.Thus in order to open up the competition. Hence, to as many drivers as possible and form a clear ladder of talent.

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. Hence, onto the F1 racing scene. So, Pirelli were the first tyre company to make and introduce its brand new 18 inch F1 tyres . Originally, the  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?

Eric Roberts

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Pirelli F1 Tyres-France to return to F1 calendar in 2018?

Pirelli F1 Tyres

According to respected sections of the French media, Paul Ricard will host a round of the Formula One World Championship from 2018. France, which gave the world Grand Prix racing, last hosted a round of the world championship in 2008, which was won by Felipe Massa who retired from […]

 

Pirelli F1 Tyres

Pirelli F1 Tyres

It may be that the F1 racing scene, will include a return to France. Accordingly, by next season 2018. Hence, the possibility may take place at the “Paul Ricard” circuit.

It is claimed that the event. As a result,  will take the spot on the calendar currently held by Belgium. Thus , with the Spa race moving to the weekend left vacant by Germany, assuming Hockenheim doesn’t host a race in 2018 either.

This will also be good news for British F1 race fans. As a result, who will be able to attend the race with close proximity to France. First class motor racing in France has always been supplied by the annual Le Mans racing series, this may now be joined by the F1 racing event, Thus, if it comes off.

One of the first to react to the reports was Romain Grosjean, who tweeted: “A Grand Prix at home…” accompanying his words with a number of emoticons showing his joy at the prospect.

Pirelli grips- talks with drivers over F1 wet tyres

Pirelli grips

Pirelli grips talks with drivers over F1 wet tyres

Pirelli grips

Flash by Shekhar Dhingra / 13 hrs ago Pirelli racing director Mario Isola met with Formula 1 drivers at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to discuss how to improve its wet tyres. The performance of the wet Pirelli was criticised by several drivers after the rain-hit Brazilian Grand Prix […]

I must admit, that it has been a “topsy turvy ride” when assessing the good and the bad points about the involvement of Pirelli tyres in the F1 racing scene.

pirelli have certainly given the sports writers, something to write about. In my opinion the main feature of contention, has indeed been the compound differentials.

Pirelli have changed around the compounds to try make more interesting racing. Well it certainly worked?.

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Pirelli All-Season Tyres+fitments extend winter mobility+ alongside UHP specialists+Pellon Tyres

Pirelli All-Season Tyres

Pirelli All-Season Tyres

Pirelli All-Season Tyres

Only a couple of years ago we had a clear distinction between summer tyres and winter tyres. This were much easier then?

Moving on to today’s tyre market, things are very different. Tyre manufacturers are capitalising. Hence, on the fact that motorists are indeed thinking more on the lines of safety. So, are fitting more and more winter tyres.

Of course, there are different types of tyres. Consequently, match different weather and road conditions.  Tread pattern plays a major role. Because, it is the part of the tyre that comes into contact with the road. Naturally, providing most of the traction.

Winter tyres are totally different to summer tyres. Therefore, in today’s tyre market then winter have to made in many sizes. So, to meet the demand of different types of vehicles.

Pirelli All-Season Tyres to meet the demands of SUV’s

All the latest powerful SUV’s have to be catered for? winter performance tyres  have millions of  small slits. Known as “sipes” built into the tread pattern.

As a result, which allow more rubber to be in contact with the road. While at the same time dispelling the water , slush and snow away. Due to the action of these variable sized sipes.

Pirelli are the latest tyre maker to introduce a new tyre. Hence, that are compatible for summer and winter driving . Subsequently, in countries that do not have harsh winters. Italy is a good example. Of course including here in the UK.

Many European countries do have a winter tyre law. This makes it compulsory to fit winter tyres in certain months. Whereas Italy does enforce the use of winter tyres. Then the UK do not?

Pirelli All-Season Tyres look for the winter tyre emblem

Pirelli All-Season Tyres

Snow can always be a problem. Especially, if you live near the Alps? Italian Law requires that all cars are fitted with either winter tyres or snow chains on most major roads; including motorways; from 15 November-15 April .

Indecently, snow tyres are defined by a symbol on the tyre sidewall. This has a three-peak-mountain with snowflake embedded on the sidewall.

Like the UK. So in France, winter tyres have not been made mandatory. However they insist on snow chains and spikes. Especially when driving to the ski resorts . Say in the “Alps”.

The solution may be to carry a set of all-season tyres, which can then be used on snow roads as well provided it has the “three-peak-mountain with snowflake” emblem mark on it.

Acknowledging tyre growth in all-season tyres in the UK, Pirelli continues to recommend the use of winter tyres for its target performance car market, especially in extreme conditions. The manufact…

Source: Pirelli all-season fitments extend winter mobility, alongside UHP specialists : Tyrepress

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

Pirelli Tyre Change

peirelli tyre change

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.

pirelli tyre change
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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