Tag Archive: Marco Tronchetti Provera

May 30

Pirelli president responds to F1 ‘criticism’

It took twenty years for Pirelli to make the financial decision to re-enter formula one.

2014-03-10 - Pirelli That is the admission of the Italian tyre maker’s president Marco Tronchetti Provera, as he discussed Pirelli’s return to F1 in 2011 as sole supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Pirelli undecided about F1 future beyond 2016

Pirelli has answered “we’ll see” to the question of staying in formula one beyond its current contract.

2014-01-31 - Pirelli 06 After an often tumultuous and controversial opening three-year stay as F1’s official supplier, the Italian marque signed on for another stint starting in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

New Pirelli deal to be for three years only – chairman

“We have asked for an exclusive agreement for three years.”

2013-10-25 - Pirelli  - 0009Pirelli is close to finalising a new deal to continue supplying tyres in formula one beyond the end of its 2013 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Alonso’s Pirelli criticism ‘very nervous’ – chairman

“It means tyres have to be used within the limits we provide teams.”

2013-09-06 - Fernando Alonso - 0005Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera has hit back at Fernando Alonso’s criticism of the Italian marque’s F1 tyres in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Pirelli’s 2014 tyre deal ‘done’ – Hembery

“It’s done really.”

2013-09-19 - Pirelli  - 0001Pirelli’s threat to quit formula one at the eleventh hour prior to the 2014 season has receded. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Pirelli renews threat to quit F1

Pirelli has renewed its threat to quit formula one.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (3)F1’s controversial Italian tyre supplier has signed deals for 2014 and beyond with the teams and Bernie Ecclestone, and even got the FIA’s green light to stay in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Pirelli renews quit threat amid push for tests

Behind closed doors, Pirelli is stamping its feet as it pushes to prepare for 2014.

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 02 International reports, including in Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo and by Italy’s Italiaracing, say the sport’s tyre supplier wants all the major F1 teams to take their 2013 cars to two tyre tests in Abu Dhabi in November and December. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Pirelli boss sentenced for espionage

“I will appeal, convinced that the truth will emerge”

2011-05-07 - Pirelli -Turkey - Pirelli factory - Marco Tronchetti 2Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera has been sentenced to jail for twenty months. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Pirelli renews F1 quit threat

“We have followed the rules and we will continue to do so.”

2013-06-07_0798Rumours that Pirelli will leave formula one at the end of the season are growing by the day. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Pirelli ‘approaching’ 2014 F1 contract – president

“We are approaching the conditions (to sign)” – Marco Tronchetti Provera

2013-05-23 - Pirelli - Monaco 01Pirelli is closer to inking a deal to stay in formula one beyond 2013, following a meeting in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Pirelli boss says new F1 contract coming ‘soon’

“We are moving in the right direction”

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 03Pirelli is now well on the road to securing a new contract to continue as F1’s official tyre supplier beyond 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Pirelli wants 2014 deal by April

Pirelli wants a new F1 deal to be signed and sealed within three months.

Pirelli2012-09-22 - Pirelli 02That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, referring to the Italian marque’s expiring three-year contract as the sport’s official supplier. When launching the new F1 tyre range for 2013 this week, Pirelli chief Marco Tronchetti Provera confirmed that the marque wants to continue the “adventure” beyond this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Pirelli presents its new motorsport season in Milan

Pirelli’s 2013 motorsport season gets underway

2013-01-23 - PirelliPirelliThe latest evolution of the company’s Formula One tyres – the third in three years – and the new 17-inch tyre for Superbikes: a fresh direction for the highest profile championship derived from road bikes. Also presented were the latest range of 2013 products for more than 250 other championships that Pirelli is involved in – fewer than half of which are a single-make tyre supply – taking place in more than 40 countries all over the world from America to the Far East. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Pirelli ready to supply qualifying tyres – Tronchetti

Pirelli stands ready to supply special ‘qualifying tyres’ to formula one teams next year.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli P Zero 022011-05-07 - Pirelli -Turkey - Pirelli factory - Marco Tronchetti 1With the emphasis of the sport’s spectacle now relying on the complex and heavily degrading control tyres, it was the qualifying session that suffered last weekend in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Vettel shrugs at F1’s ‘crazy’ pecking order

Five races in, F1’s cleverest brains are still yet to decode the mystery of the bizarre and fascinating 2012 season.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 01412012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 449As was the case when he utterly dominated last year, Sebastian Vettel is still leading the drivers’ points chase. But, before last weekend, if he had been told that Williams’ Pastor Maldonado would be the winner of the Spanish grand prix, the German admitted: “Well, I would have put a lot of money on them!

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Jan 30

Pirelli denies favouring Ferrari in F1

Pirelli has denied it works too closely in formula one with fellow Italian marque Ferrari.

Pirelli logo2011-06-10-1123“Nonsense,” the tyre supplier’s chief executive Marco Tronchetti Provera is quoted by La Repubblica newspaper. The question was put to him after Pirelli decided to soften the hardest compounds of its tyres ahead of the 2012 season.

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Jan 25

Pirelli reveals brighter tyre colours for 2012

Pirelli’s tyres for 2012 are brighter, squarer and softer, the Italian marque announced on Wednesday.

Pirelli2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Pirelli 01F1’s official supplier had summoned F1 journalists to the venue of the Abu Dhabi grand prix to launch its second season on the grid.

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Jan 12

Pirelli to launch 2012 tyres on 25 January

Pirelli will officially launch its 2012 season later this month, according to the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat.

Pirelli logo2011-11-13 - Pirelli - Abu Dhabi 08The report said the Italian marque’s president Marco Tronchetti Provera will be present at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit when this year’s tyres and markings are revealed on 25 January. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Pirelli eyes ‘long term’ F1 foray – report

Pirelli wants teams to get more wet tyres

2011-04-09 - Pirelli - Malaysia 42011-04-09 - Pirelli - Malaysia 2Pirelli is targeting a “long term” presence in formula one, the Italian company’s president said in Turkey on Saturday. Marco Tronchetti Provera met at Istanbul Park with the formula one drivers and afterwards posed for a photograph, the BBC reported during morning practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Pirelli denies Ferrari bias fears

“We are a company, not a flag.”

PirelliPirelli 001-2010Pirelli boss Marco Tronchetti Provera has dismissed claims the Italian tyre marque might favour Ferrari this year. With Ferrari naming its 2011 car F150 in tribute of Italian unification and painting a tri-colour on the rear wing, the national link between the Maranello marque and Milan-based Pirelli had raised some fears among Ferrari’s rivals. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Webber disagrees with Ferrari about ‘normal’ Valencia

Mark Webber says his Red Bull team has a different view.

2010-06-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Red Bull does not share Ferrari’s view about the outcome of the recent European grand prix. Ferrari is still on the warpath about the Valencia stewards’ reaction to the safety car period, when Lewis Hamilton passed the AMG Mercedes but received only a drive-through penalty many laps later. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Pirelli denies FIA relationship already strained

F1 teams to test Pirelli tyres in Abu Dhabi

Pirelli has played down suggestions the new F1 tyre supplier’s relationship with the FIA is already off to a bad start. Until Pirelli received the green light by the World Motor Sport Council, it is believed FIA president Jean Todt was favouring the return in 2011 of Michelin. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Hankook eyes F1 tyre supply deal in near future (updated)

Seoul-based Hankook might be interested in succeeding Pirelli.
2011 tyre decision may take ‘weeks’ yet – Pirelli

hankook - hankooktirecaPirelliHankook is no longer in the running to supply tyres to F1 teams in 2011, but the Korean company is not ruling out another bid within the next “two or three years”. Read the rest of this entry »