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.
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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. »
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. »