Mario Isola

Ferrari complete tyre test after wave of reliability issues

Ferrari took to the Mugello Circuit in Italy to help Pirelli gain a further understanding of the 18-inch tyres this season. The new tyres are bigger in terms of rim size, but now have smaller sidewalls, increasing the stiffness of the carcass. This naturally means that there is more pressure in the tyre than there

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Pirelli boss fires back at Vettel

One of the challenges Pirelli will have faced when designing the new 18-inch tyres was making sure that the grooved Intermediates and Wets had enough grip and longevity to safely get the drivers through rain periods. Both Sebastian Vettel and Jos Verstappen, however, have criticised the job the Italian tyre manufacturer has done in designing

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Pirelli F1 Boss Mario Isola Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Pirelli’s head of F1 and motorsport, Mario Isola, has tested positive for coronavirus following the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday. Isola is currently asymptomatic and is self-isolating. No one who came into contact with him over the course of the race weekend has tested positive for COVID-19. READ: Lewis Hamilton Takes Victory At Istanbul To

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Pirelli Not Expecting Very Heavy Tyre Wear At Turkish GP

Formula One is set to return to Turkey after almost a decade – and while many fans are looking forward to the sport’s return to the Intercity Istanbul Park circuit, some people in the paddock are concerned about tyre wear. The track’s infamous turn eight is especially of concern, as the tyres are under enormous

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Pirelli Welcome 2021 Downforce Reduction After Dramatic Tyre Failures

Italian tyre-maker Pirelli has welcomed the FIA’s decision to tweak the technical regulations to reduce the amount of downforce that Formula 1 cars will be able to generate when cornering at high speeds next season. Noting that the current breed of F1 cars are producing the “highest level of downforce we have ever seen”, Mario

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