Pirelli is the exclusive supplier of tyres to Formula 1 having secured the contract in 2011. The range consists of... has been the exclusive tyre supplier to F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... since 2011.
During the season, Pirelli runs a series of special tyre tests to meet the ever-changing demands of the circuits (surface, temperature, Downforce is a measure of how much vertical aerodynamic load is created by a Formula 1 car’s aerodynamic surfaces. The... level) and ensure the Today's F1 cars are running 18-inch wheels (up from 13 inches in recent years) with the widths unchanged - 305mm... are fit for the coming year.
This is usually held for 30 minutes, added to a Free Practice consists of three sessions (FP1, FP2 & FP3) held prior to qualifying. It is referred to as 'free... session. During this period, teams must run the tyres Pirelli supplies and the run plan they specify. The tyre walls are blank, and the teams do not know what The compound is a reference to the rubber that the tyre's wearing surface is constructed from. Pirelli has developed a... they are running.
This data will be used to develop the prototype tyres that are tested in further tyre test sessions, post-season.