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Contrary to earlier expectations, Pirelli’s Mario Isola says some teams could gamble on soft tyres in the British GP’s sprint qualifying.
Pirelli have confirmed drivers will have one fewer set of slicks available in clarifying the tyre rules for sprint qualifying’s debut at the British Grand Prix.
Pirelli’s modified rear tyre has been given the go-ahead by the World Motor Sport Council and will make its race debut at Silverstone.
Pirelli will only know in a ‘couple of days’ whether their new rear tyres, tested in Austria, will be raced at the British Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen has asked why would Pirelli be changing their rear tyres if, after the Baku blow-outs, they insisted they were safe.
Pirelli are reportedly planning to test a new, more durable tyre they could introduce as soon as this year’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Pirelli have admitted the criticism they received after the tyre blowouts during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been “frustrating”.
Pirelli have announced their tyre selections for the Styrian and Austrian Grands Prix, and they will change their choices for each race.
The drivers, the FIA and Pirelli boss Mario Isola were involved in a briefing that lasted over 90 minutes on Friday evening, with tyre talk dominating the meeting.
The fall-out from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix has continued into the next round in France, with all 20 drivers boycotting a meeting with Pirelli.
Lewis Hamilton doesn’t believe Pirelli are at fault for the sudden tyre failures that occurred at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen was left unsatisfied by Pirelli’s explanation of how his tyre blew out at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at nearly 200mph.
Pirelli’s findings from their full investigation into the tyre blow-outs in Baku has left the world of Formula 1 with more questions than answers.
Pirelli has found that a break in the inner sidewall of their tyres caused Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen’s high-speed incidents at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Pirelli head Mario Isola has promised that in terms of tyre degradation, it will be a “different story” in 2022.
Max Verstappen has pointed the finger at Pirelli for his “life-threatening” 190mph crash caused by a tyre blowout in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Mario Isola, Pirelli’s head of F1, says early indications are that debris was the cause of the two tyre failures at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Ex-F1 driver David Coulthard does not like how reliant the series has become on tyre management with Pirelli.
Pirelli have confirmed they will be bringing their three softest compounds to Baku for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in the hope of mixing up strategy options.
Testing their 2022 tyres at the Barcelona circuit, Pirelli boss Mario Isola said they are “80-90%” towards finalising their 2022 tyres.
Pirelli motorsport director Mario Isola has weighed in on Aston Martin’s 2021 aerodynamic rules complaints, saying the “intention was absolutely not to penalise anybody”.
Pirelli have confirmed their C2, C3 and C4 compounds will be raced at Imola this weekend – the same selection as the season’s curtain-raiser in Bahrain.
Pirelli have published their full testing schedule for the 2022 18-inch prototype tyres, which features every team except Williams.
Pirelli’s simulations suggest that their new tyre compounds will be four tenths to half-a-second slower per lap than the old rubber.
Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz completed Ferrari’s part of the test programme for Pirelli’s 2022 prototype tyres by turning 320 laps of Jerez.
Pirelli rolled out the intermediates on the first two days of their test of the 2022 prototype tyres with Ferrari at Jerez.
Pirelli have released the available tyre compounds for the full 2021 calendar, a season set to comprise of a record 23 races.
Pirelli will have up to 30 days of testing available to them this year for development of their 18-inch tyres.
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc stand apart from their rivals as the best at tyre management, says Pirelli boss Mario Isola.
Pirelli boss Mario Isola believes that the sport successfully putting together a full season in 2020 was “a bit of a miracle.”