Today’s story on “here’s all the shit that makes starting a car company more of a pain in the ass than you imagined,” we have possibly the dumbest trademark spat I have yet seen: Pirelli shot down Faraday Future from owning the word ‘ZERO.’ Man, Faraday Future can’t catch a break.
The Formula One traveling circus used up 42,792 tires in 2016, enough to fill up 10 Boeing 747-8 freighters. Track temperatures ranged from 51 degrees Fahrenheit up to 141 degrees. Vallteri Bottas topped out at 231 miles per hour, a new F1 record. Pirelli is once again providing the entire numbers, and they are…
August 1st in Fiorano Modenese, Italy marked a new chapter in Pirelli’s Formula One story. Around 8 a.m. that morning, four time World Champion Sebastian Vettel took to Ferrari’s private test circuit to test the new generation of F1 tires that will debut next year. The new tire will not only be wider, but also a…
The last time I posted the lil red GTX had just fizzled out after getting clobbered on the rough stages of the 2015 Lake Superior Performance Rally. We had felt pretty good about the new turbo and the set up in general, but then at the very end of stage 12, the car turned off and that was that. We coasted through the…
From the well-connected German motorsport magazine, AMuS, comes a story about the 2017 chassis regulations getting messier than an Italian toddler eating spaghetti for the first time, probably because there are about 483³ interest groups trying to bend those regulations to their favor.
Coming up with a new car is a paingstainkinly complex process that doesn’t stop at it getting ready for production. The company’s latest has to be launched as well, and in a fitting environment with enough tires for Chris Harris to murder. So when they launched the 570S, McLaren basically moved to Portugal for a month…
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.
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?
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…
Ferrari tried a single-pit-stop strategy with Sebastian Vettel’s car for the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix today that didn’t ultimately work out, as you can see. One of Vettel’s Pirellis popped in spectacular fashion on the next to last lap.
Did you remember that VW once made two-door Jettas? Pepperidge Farm remembers, and today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe ’87 Wolfsburg might just jog yours. That is of course, if you’re not just going to shut the door on its price.
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Pirelli has been Lamborghini's sole tire supplier since its establishment in 1963, so it was about time they got their special edition as well. The resulting two-tone Aventador Pirelli will be available both as a roadster and as a coupe.
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.
Well, it's happened. F1 is testing their new tire design, which features relatively normal 18-inch wheels with smaller tires, as opposed to the ridiculously large tires on tiny 13-inch wheels. It's breaking my brain.
Pirelli insists it did nothing wrong in Mercedes F1 tire test. They only kept it a secret because, you know, Italians do everything in secret.
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.
Just how is it that a single driver with less than five years in Formula One was able to dominate the field in such a devastating way in 2011, a field which includes drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso? It’s his brains.