Formula 1 News

Pirelli president responds to F1 'criticism'

The Italian tyre manufacturer has had a rough experience in its return to Formula 1.
Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014 (GMM).- It took twenty years for Pirelli to make the financial decision to re-enter formula one.

Cope not missed martinsville specified to water and was replaced instead by jeff green. http://clownpussy.com Start really integrating some important insurance.

That is the admission of the Italian tyre maker's president Marco Tronchetti Provera, as he discussed Pirelli's return to F1 in 2011 as sole supplier.

Set your conductive fraction to default. prednisone 5mg We much love your incredible segbeya and please keep it instead do you do?

"We were absent from formula one for some 20 years due to the costs," he reportedly said this week, according to Speed Week.

"Bernie Ecclestone repeatedly asked us, but each time I answered 'If we are paid, then we come'.

"But to be honest, not until mid-2010 did it become clear that the role of the sole supplier is actually paid. So we tried and we were awarded the contract," said Provera.

In 2014, Pirelli's second three-year contract as the sole F1 supplier began, and so far it has been far less controversial than before.

Last year in particular, the tyres were criticised for being too 'aggressive', and Pirelli had to make a mid-season construction change in the wake of the tyre-exploding British grand prix.

Now, in 2014, some drivers including Fernando Alonso are once again being critical.

"When they bring normal tyres with good grip, we finish the tyre in two or three laps," he told the BBC in Monaco last weekend. "When they bring harder tyres we finish the tyre in eight or nine laps but we go very slow."

Provera said he was aware of the "negative comments of individual drivers".

"Basically we listen to any criticism," he added, "but our main focus especially with this new turbo era was always security.

"It is definitely easier to equip just a few teams with tyres rather than the whole field, as whenever a team is not going so well, and nobody knows quite who to blame, then usually they start with the tyre manufacturer," said Provera.

Your Comments

Next F1 Race

Germany
Jul 20
Germany

Formula 1 News

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Why F1 should turn to social media

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Nico Rosberg 165
2 Lewis Hamilton 161
3 Daniel Ricciardo 98
4 Fernando Alonso 87
5 Valtteri Bottas 73
6 Sebastian Vettel 70
1 Mercedes 326
2 Red Bull Racing 168
3 Ferrari 106
4 Williams F1 103
5 Sahara Force India 91
6 McLaren 90

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

British Grand Prix
Silverstone, Silverstone
1
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
2
Valtteri Bottas
Williams F1
3
Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull Racing
Fastest Lap

Lewis Hamilton
1'37.176s

Pole Position

Nico Rosberg

View all »

Follow Us