Milan, October 22, 2014 – One of the biggest stars in world motorsport will tackle the 50th Rally of Spain this weekend with Pirelli: a personality whose fame is such that his YouTube videos attract in excess of 50 million views.
American extreme sports ace Ken Block is competing on the World [...]
Hamilton took victory from pole, but Rosberg’s performance was all the more remarkable as he changed from P Zero Yellow soft to P Zero White medium tyres on the opening lap, following a lock-up and flat-spot after the start.
As is the case for Formula One, GP2 and GP3 heads to new territories with the inaugural races in Russia. It’s a step into the unknown for all the teams, with information so far coming from simulation rather than real data
Pirelli has scored a dominant one-two in the Rallye de France today with Quentin Gilbert heading home Bernardo Sousa in the WRC2 category.
Sochi is a medium-speed circuit with a variety of different corners, including one left-hander that has been inspired by the long triple apex Turn 8 at Istanbul Park, which takes an enormous amount of energy out of the front-right tyre.
Lewis Hamilton won a prematurely-ended Japanese Grand Prix to extend his championship lead, using the Cinturato Blue wet tyres and Cinturato Green intermediate. The rainy conditions, as a result of the Phanfone typhoon, meant that the hard and medium slick tyres nominated for the weekend were not used at all
The Rallye de France-Alsace has visited asphalt stages in the Vosges Mountains and Alsatian vineyards since 2010 and features a variety of surface types, ranging from sections where damp portions can linger under tree cover, to faster, wider portions, not to mention the lanes which crisscross the local vineyards that can be slippery in places because of loose gravel.
Japan is characterised by high lateral energy loads, combined with some of the lowest longitudinal demands seen all year. Turn 15, known as 130R, is taken entirely flat at speeds in excess of 300kph. This puts a sustained load onto the tyres, subjecting them (and the driver) to massive g-forces.
Teams equipped with Dunlop tyres this season have been highly successful in the LMP2 category of both the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series.
This allowed Vettel to claim the lead in the closing stages of the race, illustrating perfectly how tyre strategy can make a crucial difference. With a time gap of around two seconds between the compounds, all the drivers started on the faster supersoft.