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Pirelli boss sends warning as Formula 1 mulls radical rule change

Pirelli’s head of motorsport, Mario Isola, has warned that a whole new range of tyres will be needed should Formula 1 push forwards on a rule to see electric tyre blankets banned from 2024, in what would be a massive changing point in the Italian manufacturer’s approach to the championship. Should the rule be implemented,


Pirelli boss sends warning to drivers ahead of 2022 Belgian Grand Prix

This weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix kicks-off the second half of the 2022 Formula 1 season, as well as a European triple-header which includes Zandvoort and Monza. After last season’s Belgian GP washout, rain is once again being forecast for this weekend; however, dramatic changes to Spa-Francorchamps means that a repeat of last year’s fiasco won’t


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


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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‘Strange feeling’ for Russell after first test as a Mercedes driver

Williams driver George Russell has reflected on his maiden test as a Mercedes Formula 1 driver. Russell will replace Valtteri Bottas as team-mate of seven-time world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton for the 2022 season. But, before the next season starts, Russell took to the cockpit of the 2019 Mercedes F1 car on the new 18-inch


Aston Martin Keeping Eye On Mercedes’ Gains

The Aston Martin F1 Team will be keeping an eye on Mercedes’ performance gains this season, as both team’s 2021 cars have a similar aerodynamic design philosophy and share numerous components, team principal Otmar Szafnauer has said. Mercedes and Aston Martin have both been hit hard by the 2021 regulation changes, which mandated cuts to

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Helmut Marko: I Have No Sympathy At All For Mercedes

Senior Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko has no sympathy for the Mercedes F1 Team following them losing performance as a result of the 2021 regulation changes. Last year, the FIA mandated cuts to the rear floor and other downforce-generating components on the rear of the cars in a bid to reduce cornering speeds and