Most,brands of tyres, were originally made to provide the vehicle with traction.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.
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
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.
Formula 1 tyre supplier. Pirelli has announced the tyre selections.Hence, for the first two races of the 2017 season. With the compounds for the long-haul events.Therefore, needing to be made 15 weeks in advance.Thus, the Italian tyre supplier has already revealed its tyre choices for the Australian and Chinese […]
Pirelli reveals tyre choices
With the compounds. Hence, for the long-haul events. For this reason, needing to be made 15 weeks in advance. Consequently, the Italian tyre supplier. Of course, has already revealed its tyre choices for the Australian and Chinese Grand Prix. As a result, scheduled for March 24-26 and April 7-9.
“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. So, 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. Therefore, and is able to stand a sudden loss in tyre pressure.
Pirelli have examined the Pirelli tyre failure in question. Of course, and have come to the conclusion! Subsequently, 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.”
Such tyre problems common place
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
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.
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.
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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:
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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.
Asymmetrical tread pattern: internal area
Asymmetrical tread pattern: external area
Patented I.B.S. technology for sipe construction
New Temperature Dynamic Compound (TDC)
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Increased contact area even on irregular roads. Increased tire rigidity
Excellent handling and grip in dry and wet conditions
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.
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.
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
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.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?
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
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.
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?.