Mercedes Busted With Low Tire Pressures On Both F1 Cars, But Not Penalized

After tires popped at Spa, Formula One and Pirelli instituted limits on tire pressures. The minimum allowed on any car at Monza was 19.5 psi. To enforce this, an FIA delegate measured left rear tire pressures on the four front cars on the grid and found that both Mercedes’ tires were below the minimum pressure.
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Trouble At Mercedes? Sorry, Nico Rosberg, Your Car Is Not A Rocketship

Heartbreak in unlikely cars today: Nico Rosberg’s supposedly more reliable Mercedes engine blew right up with two laps to go at the Italian Grand Prix. While it looked like it was powered by jets for a second, this meant that Rosberg had to retire out of the race. Now the team’s been called to the stewards. Huh?
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Pirelli To Formula One After Tire Explosions: We Told You So

When Sebastian Vettel’s tire exploded at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, there was much fuming from darker corners of the Internet. Why couldn’t Pirelli make a better tire? And if the tires had a habit of exploding, as they have for a while now, why didn’t Pirelli tell anyone? It turns out they did, according to… »8/25/15 6:08pm8/25/15 6:08pm

Those New 18-Inch Wheels For F1 Cars Actually Look Sweet In Motion

At first, I was a bit skeptical of Pirelli's plans to test new 18-inch wheels on a Lotus F1 car. Sure, 18 inches of wheel isn't exactly nuts on a production car, but I'd grown up with the piddly little 13-inchers surrounded by fat donuts of tires. But after seeing them pounding around the track, they look fantastic. »7/10/14 9:44am7/10/14 9:44am

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 12:00pm11/25/08 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…