Bernie Ecclestone Not Worried About F1 Boycott Due To Awful Tires

Sunday's British Grand Prix saw more than its share of issues for Pirelli, with six drivers suffering tire failures. That has started rumblings that drivers could boycott racing until the tire issues are totally resolved. F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says that won't happen. » 7/02/13 1:19pm 7/02/13 1:19pm

Someone Or Something Hates This Poor Ferrari

This morning I spotted a suspiciously low Ferrari 612 parked across the street from Jalopnik's top secret Manhattan lair. Since it's not a normal sight, I took a closer look and was horrified by what I saw. The poor car had a giant hole in the sidewall of the right front tire. » 8/03/12 1:30pm 8/03/12 1:30pm

Why last year's best F1 pass may be the future

An accidental prelude to the most important change in Formula One for 2011 resulted in the most exquisite pass in the 2010 season. Before Grand Prix racing kicks off for another year this Sunday, come and savor the dismantling of Fernando Alonso by Jenson Button at the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix. » 3/24/11 12:00pm 3/24/11 12:00pm

2011 Pirelli Calendar: Karl Lagerfeld's Naked Gods, Goddesses Sell Tires

The 2011 Pirelli Calendar, diverging from last year's Terry Richardson soft-core, features designer/photographer Karl Lagerfeld's take on Greek mythology, with Julianne Moore as a goddess. It's still full of naked women (and men!) selling tires, but classier naked women. (NSFW) » 12/02/10 10:00am 12/02/10 10:00am

2009 Pirelli Calendar: Elephants And A Whole Load Of NSFW

It's that time of year again, when Pirelli sends aspiring Playboy » 11/25/08 12:00pm 11/25/08 12:00pm photographers out on calendar assignment, letting them dream up ridiculous ways to photograph nude or nearly nude models in exotic locations. What this has to do with the business of selling tires we have no idea. Whatever, nekkid ladies! Hit the jump…

She's How Old? Pirelli Calendar Shots Revealed

Of course you knew Sophia Loren's spread in the 2007 Pirelli calendar wasn't going to be something out of — that was just tire-company teasing. As would be expected, Sophia's shots are tasteful (read: above the neck) and fashion-y, as are those from Hiliary Swank, Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz and model… » 11/21/06 12:44pm 11/21/06 12:44pm

Sexy and 71: Sofia Loren to Be Featured in 2007 Pirelli Calendar

"Don't you wish life was like a parking meter..." With those lechers at Pirelli having announced this week that septegenarian actress (yes, it's true) will appear in the Sears catalog of nipples, the Pirelli Calendar, gasps were heard 'round the world, as plastic surgeons' phones rang off the hook. Of course, it wasn't… » 7/07/06 8:50am 7/07/06 8:50am

Devil May Care: Pirellifilm Releases "The Call"

Pirelli released its first cinematic entry on, "The Call," which portrays the epic battle between an exorcist (John Malkovich) and a devilish TVR Segaris that may or may not be driven by TopGear's "The Stig." Model Naomi Campbell co-stars as the Dark Angel, who appears in a slinky ensemble, designed by Gary … » 3/27/06 6:26am 3/27/06 6:26am

Wired and Tire'd: Pirelli Produces Online Film

Pirelli tires is picking up where BMW Films recently left off. The company has a new division, Pirelli Films, and has produced an online thriller reportedly starring Naomi Campbell and John Malkovitch — the most unlikely dramatic duo since Gilbert Gottfried and Helena Christensen performed "Taming of the Shrew" (in our… » 11/30/05 8:32am 11/30/05 8:32am