The teams were able to test the entire range of 2015 P Zero tyres in Barcelona
Pirelli has revealed the tyres that will be taken to the grands prix of Belgium, Italy and Singapore.
At Spa – one of the most spectacular and demanding circuits on the calendar – the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres will be used, which will be well-suited to the varied track and weather conditions often found in Belgium.
Tyres. The political dramas aside, that word utterly dominated the Bahrain grand prix weekend.
Afterwards, Michael Schumacher admitted he was “unhappy” with the situation. “Sometimes we are driving only 60, 70 per cent through the corners,” he is quoted by Bild newspaper. Pirelli did not take the criticism lightly, insisting it has made Canada 2010-style, heavily degrading tyres to order, for the benefit of the ‘show’.
With 2012 Auto GP welcomed Kumho Tyres as its Official Tyre Supplier.
The Korean manufacturer was eager to support the championship in his decision to provide drivers and teams two different compounds for each race weekend, and even decided to go for a purpose designed “supersoft” tyre for Marrakech, to help the Auto GP competitors in coping with the low level of grip typical of street tracks.
According to two authoritative figures, a tweak or two to the tyre rules is likely for 2012.
Bernie Ecclestone told Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport that new supplier Pirelli has done “an incredible job” in providing tyres that degrade quickly in order to spice up the show. But the interviewer told the F1 chief executive that qualifying is often “uninteresting” because drivers choose to save fresh tyres for the crucial race.
Pirelli P Zero Tyres ready for Formula One feeder series’ opening round at Istanbul
Pirelli will continue its comeback to international open-wheel racing when both the Formula One feeder series – GP2 and GP3 – get underway at the opening round of the season at Istanbul Park in Turkey, during the same race weekend as the Turkish Grand Prix (6-8 May).
Successful start for Pirelli tyres
Pirelli enters its second year as sole tyre supplier to the GP3 Series, having successfully completed its 2011 pre-season tests, which finished in Barcelona last Thursday. A total of eight days of testing were completed, with Pirelli supplying its soft compound tyres at Paul Ricard (3-4 March) as well as its hard compound slick tyres at both Silverstone (29-31 March) and Barcelona (12-14 April).