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Pirelli’s new tyre compounds for 2021 will leave teams with plenty of “head-scratching” in how to maximise them.
Pirelli believe poor communication over the purpose of their 2021 tyres and the testing of them led to heavy criticism from the drivers.
Disappointed with Pirelli’s 2021 tyres, Lewis Hamilton has urged Formula 1 to go back to the days of tyre wars and bring in a second supplier.
Pirelli “warned” the teams that its 2021 tyres would not be a revolution as they changed the construction, not the compound.
Lewis Hamilton was biting his tongue when it came to a review of the 2021 prototype Pirelli tyres that are being tested in Bahrain.
Pirelli’s Formula 1 boss Mario Isola returned a positive COVID-19 test on race day at the Turkish Grand Prix.
Slipping and sliding at the Istanbul Park, Pirelli boss Mario Isola says they were told about the resurfacing of the track when it was too late to change the tyre compounds.
Pirelli are concerned that they won’t be able to conduct a full testing programme in 2021 for the upcoming 18-inch tyres.
Despite Turn 8 and the high-speed nature of the circuit, Pirelli says simulations show Istanbul Park is not particularly severe on tyres.
Following the prototype 2021 tyre test in FP2 for the Portuguese Grand Prix, all F1 teams will get to sample the real thing in Bahrain or Abu Dhabi.
Renault have received a warning after using an erroneous tyre on Daniel Ricciardo’s car during the FP2 Pirelli 2021 prototype test at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
Pirelli have confirmed details for the FP2 testing of their 2021 F1 prototype tyres at the Portuguese Grand Prix.
More hard tyres are to be taken to the upcoming races in Istanbul and Portimao, Pirelli chief Mario Isola has confirmed.
Pirelli have insisted they do take on board the views of drivers when manufacturing their F1 tyres – after Lewis Hamilton suggested they don’t.
Pirelli motorsport boss Mario Isola welcomes the FIA’s move to reduce downforce levels on the F1 cars further for 2021.
Pirelli’s FP2 testing of its 2021 prototype has been postponed until later this season to allow time for more evaluation of the tyres.
With three drivers suffering tyre failures in the final two laps of the British GP, Pirelli will “analyse everything 360 degrees”.
Pirelli have announced which tyres they will be bringing to the first eight races of the 2020 season, and there is a twist.
Pirelli are confident that the current tyres can hold out for two more years thanks to the downforce-limiting measures.
The FIA have adjusted the sporting regulations to state that new tyre testing will be compulsory for teams this season on Pirelli’s request.
Formula 1’s plans to host 18 grands prix in five months could mean a change to the tyre rule with Pirelli offering a “standard allocation” across the board.
Pirelli’s motorsport chief Mario Isola says it will be hard for the company to comply with social distancing when the season starts because they are “everywhere”.
Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s former motorsport boss, has lashed out at Formula 1’s plans to start the 2020 season in July.
With the 18-inch tyres now delayed until 2022, Pirelli have pushed back their scheduled tests to next year.
Pirelli have confirmed that 1800 tyres were scrapped after the cancellation of the Australian GP, but they did have a new purpose.
Charles Leclerc is the first driver to officially test a Formula 1 car this year, putting in the laps during a Pirelli tyre test.
Pirelli’s motorsport boss Mario Isola says they are unlikely to test prototype tyres on race weekends again.
Pirelli may trial new compounds of the same tyre during 2020 practices but they won’t test protypes for 2021 revealed Mario Isola.
Swapping to 18-inch tyres for the 2021 season, Pirelli was given a welcome boost with news that all 10 teams will build mule cars to help with the testing.
Pirelli chief Mario Isola thinks the decision to snub the 2020 tyre compounds has taken away some of the unpredictability for the season ahead.