Tag Archive: Paul Hembery

Mar 01

Pre-season test three: Barcelona, Spain, February 26-March 1, 2015

The teams were able to test the entire range of 2015 P Zero tyres in Barcelona

 

2015-02-28 - Pirelli 0048“Barcelona represented the final opportunity for the teams to assess the interaction between our latest tyres and the 2015 cars, which as we have all noted appear to be significantly quicker than last year’s cars.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Pre-season test one: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, February 1-4, 2015

Pirelli motorsport test report

2015-02-04 - PirelliThe four days at Jerez were quite a straightforward test, with all the teams present getting in a lot more running than they did at this time last year: which just goes to show the phenomenal rate at which this hybrid technology has developed. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Pirelli’s Paul Hembery to attend Bathurst 12-Hour

 Fresh from the opening Formula One test of the year, Pirelli’s Motorsport Director Paul Hembery will fly into Bathurst on Friday 

Trofeo Paul Hembery Already the 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour has attracted huge overseas interest, with international teams, cars and drivers entered for this year’s event, but arguably one of the biggest names to appear in the paddock this time around, won’t be a competitor.

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Jan 29

Formula One and Pirelli: All the numbers from 2014

Last year we faced the biggest challenge that we had experienced since entering the sport

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

Jan 12

Pirelli to support Lynn’s GP2 graduation

Lynn will receive a 200,000 Euros career progression incentive from Pirelli as his prize for capturing the GP3 crown last season

Alex Lynn got a taste of GP2 machinery in Abu Dhabi at the end of last season GP3 champion Alex Lynn will step up to the GP2 Series in 2015 with significant support from Pirelli, official tyre supplier to the two Formula One feeder categories. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Formula One and Pirelli: How it changed from 2013 to 2014

Technology revolution

PirelliAfter three years of making tyres that feature deliberate degradation, in accordance with our brief, this year’s revolutionary new rules with turbocharging and increased torque prompted the need for more consistent and predictable tyres, leading to the same average number of pit stops per race (2 or 3).

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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 »

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