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[23 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 982 views]
New Rain Tyres

With rain forecast this weekend, Pirelli’s new Cinturato Green Intermediate and Cinturato Blue Wet tyres could take centre stage. Here’s the low-down on how the tyres have changed from last year…

Rules and Regulations, Technical, Video »

[15 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,130 views]
Effect of New Rules on Tyres

Noses have been lowered and blown diffusers are supposedly out. The results haven’t necessarily been pretty but what is the fundamental effect on the cars and, in particular, how they use the tyres? Pirelli explain…

Grand Prix View, Technical, Video »

[7 Feb 2012 | 5 Comments | 2,036 views]
Pirelli 2012 F1 Tyres

Pirelli is changing all the slick tyres for the 2012 Formula One World Championship, and introducing a modified version of the wet tyre. Only the intermediate tyre — the Cinturato Green — remains unaltered. Here, Pirelli explain the changes…

Statistics »

[27 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,338 views]
Pirelli’s (and F1’s) Season in Numbers

Pirelli have released an overview of their season in numbers. For instance, did you realise a total of 24,000 tyres have been used over the season while drivers have made 1111 trips to the pit lane (including penalties) during this year’s races? Incredibly, an estimated 10.2 tonnes of rubber have been deposited on the track in 2011, although great care was taken to recover Sebastian Vettel’s in Abu Dhabi.

Technical »

[5 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 573 views]
Tyres: Choosing Compounds

How do Pirelli go about allocating tyre compounds for a race weekend? You could be forgiven for thinking they rely on the past choices of the previous tyre supplier but that would assume that Pirelli’s ‘Hard’ tyre is really that similar to Bridgestone’s…

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[4 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,309 views]
Tyres: Exhaust Effects

The exhaust has been this Formula One season’s technical talking point, be it Renault’s forward facing exhausts, Exhaust Blown Diffusers or the off-throttle engine maps designed to make best use of them. However, the position of the exhaust can have a secondary benefit in that the hot gases generated can influence the temperature of the rear tyres.

Of course, too much heat can be detrimental to the performance of the tyres and it’s noteworthy that some teams have often run a fence between the tyre and the exhaust, probably in order …