Tag Archive: Paul Hembery

Oct 20

Teams should make own tyre compound choice – Force India

Force India has a radical suggestion about how F1 should proceed in the sport’s Pirelli-tyred era.

2014-06-07_0789 Earlier in the Italian supplier’s F1 tenure, Pirelli was famed – and often heavily criticised – for spicing up the race action with its aggressive tyre compounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Massa slams Pirelli’s tyre choice for Brazil

Felipe Massa has criticised Pirelli’s tyre choice selection for the forthcoming Brazilian grand prix, saying it may even be “dangerous”.

2014-06-05_0047 Last year’s dominant topic, when drivers regularly complained about the quality and high degradation of Pirelli’s tyres, now seems a distant memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Typhoon delay could affect Russia GP

F1 authorities have ruled out running the Japanese grand prix on Saturday, it has emerged from Suzuka.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 Bernie Ecclestone’s contracts with broadcasters promise a Sunday race, and Honda-owned Suzuka is also concerned it would have to refund tickets bought for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Pirelli announced as Official Partner of the FIA Mobility Conference Week

“We are delighted to welcome Pirelli as official partners of the event.” –   Jean Todt

 PirelliThe FIA today welcomes Pirelli as an official partner of the FIA Mobility Conference Week, the annual event bringing together all FIA Mobility clubs from around the world.

Aug 20

Formula One teams Belgian Grand Prix preview

Belgian Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Pirelli can be ready for 18-inch debut in 2016

Pirelli can be ready to supply low-profile tyres to formula one teams by 2016.

2014-07-09 - Pirelli - The 13-inch current F1 tyre and the concept 18-inch F1 tyre. That is the claim of the Italian supplier’s F1 chief Paul Hembery, in the wake of the test of the first 18-inch prototype at Silverstone last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Ferrari seat ‘not the plan for 2015′ – Bianchi

Raikkonen is firmly under contract for 2015

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi staked a claim on a Ferrari race seat on Wednesday, setting the pace at the post-British grand prix Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Pirelli gives glimpse of F1’s 18-inch future

18-inch F1 concept tyre at Silverstone

http://f1pressarea.pirelli.com/wp-content/files/2014/07/Pirelli_18inchestyre-3.jpgF1 got a glimpse into the future on Tuesday, when Pirelli released images of its low-profile, 18-inch concept tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Pirelli raises concerns over grid restarts

F1 tyre supplier Pirelli has raised its concerns about F1’s new standing restart rule for 2015.

2014-06-05_0015 With the move already controversial among the sport’s fans, top drivers have also raised their voices at the prospect of forming up for grid re-starts after safety car periods next year. 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 »

May 16

Pirelli could ease new ‘conservative’ approach

Pirelli has admitted it may ease its newly conservative approach to formula one.

2014-02-27 - Pirelli - Bahrain - Stickers 2 Initially tasked by Bernie Ecclestone to spice up the racing action, the Italian marque endured an horrific 2013, mired by exploding tyres and hefty criticism. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Perez slams Pirelli over ‘boring’ tyres

Sergio Perez has slammed Pirelli for supplying overly conservative tyre compounds at the Spanish grand prix.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Sergio Perez 07F1’s official tyre supplier had a tumultuous and highly controversial 2013 season, but so far the emphasis this season has been on the radical new rules and quiet engines.

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May 06

Rosberg tips rivals to be closer in Spain

“Until now we have had a big gap to our nearest competitors”

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (7) Nico Rosberg has tipped Mercedes’ rivals to have closed the gap during the three-week break since last month’s Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Pirelli and Bottas : Walking on water

“One of those moments that gave you goosebumps” – Paul Hembery

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas rain During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Tyre-warmer ban for 2015 in doubt

The plan to ban tyre warmers in 2015 is currently in doubt.

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 02 This week at the Bahrain test, after Williams test driver Felipe Nasr tried an experimental Pirelli tyre, the Brazilian said it was “very difficult to get them up to temperature, even in the Bahrain heat”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Pirelli has denied it decided to ‘go conservative’ for 2014 after the tyre-exploding criticism of last season

Pirelli denies new approach to avoid criticism

2014-03-10 - Pirelli After 2013, when the quality and degradation of the tyres were regular paddock buzzwords, the Italian marque has had a low-profile start to F1’s new era with reportedly a better and more durable product. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Pirelli to sponsor two grands prix in 2014

Pirelli will become the naming sponsor of two grands prix in 2014.

2014-02-27 - Pirelli - Bahrain - Stickers 2 The Italian company has been F1’s often-controversial sole supplier of tyres since 2011, but this season will be the first time grands prix are actually named after Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Pirelli 2014 Official Formula One Test preview

Bahrain (27 February – 2 March, 2014)

2014-02-26 - Pirelli - Bahrain 01Final pre-season test gets underway in Bahrain:  30 sets of tyres per car Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Less Pirelli ‘marbles’ in 2014 – Hembery

Pirelli’s calamitous 2013 season appears to be firmly in the past.

2014-01-31 - Pirelli 06 After a sometimes explosive 2013 on inconsistent and heavily-degrading tyres, drivers have so far celebrated a better and more durable product supplied by Pirelli at the recent Jerez and Bahrain tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

2014 Official Formula One Test, Bahrain (19-22 February 2014)

More tyre work expected in warmer conditions of Bahrain

Pirelli The second four-day official test of the year takes place in Bahrain from Wednesday to Saturday this week: the same venue that will host the third and final pre-season test later this month.

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Feb 04

2014 tyres ‘a little better’ – Hamilton

“They’re more durable”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Pirelli says it is too early to assess the performance of its new-for-2014 tyres, despite four days of running at Jerez last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Anticipation high at Jerez as opening test begins

Tyres are not expected to be the talking point over the coming weeks

Jerez Circuit Interest in this week’s opening test of the groundbreaking 2014 season is near-unprecedented. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

2014 Official Formula One Test, Jerez, 28-31 January Pirelli preview

Pirelli’s ‘winter’ Formula One tyres make their debut at the Jerez test 

2014-01-27 - Pirelli After a short winter break of just over two months, Formula One is back in action at Jerez in Spain this week, for the first of three four-day pre-season tests (with the following two tests scheduled for Bahrain, from 19-22 February and 27 February-2 March). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Pirelli will try to solve the problem of trackside ‘marbles’ ahead of the 2014 season

Pirelli vows to address ‘marbles’ problem

2013-06-09_1345That is the vow of the official supplier’s F1 chief Paul Hembery, amid complaints the heavily degrading tyres of the past few seasons left too much slippery debris alongside the racing line. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Formula One and Pirelli

All the numbers from 2011-2013

PirelliAs Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motorsport director, explains: “Each year, we publish the numbers that tell the story of our Formula One season”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Moves afoot for December tyre test with 2013 cars

F1’s official supplier had been pushing for the Bahrain test

2013-09-21 - Pirelli  - 0006Moves are afoot to organise a Pirelli tyre test in December, ahead of the start of official 2014 testing in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Formula One teams Brazil Grand Prix race report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Caterham first in line for 2014 car crash test

Caterham will be visited by the FIA officials at its UK headquarters next week

2013-06-09_1004Caterham is the first team in line to pass the FIA’s mandatory static crash test with its all-new 2014 chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Formula One teams Brazil Grand Prix qualifying report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Pirelli considers buying new F1 test car

Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005Already frustrated by the lack of testing opportunities, and the teams’ collective reluctance to help, F1’s official supplier became further dismayed in Brazil when wet weather affected its plans to try the 2014 tyres in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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