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Pirelli’s History

The origins (1872 – 1899) The origin of Pirelli dates back to 1872, the year Giovanni Battista Pirelli founded a limited partnership, “G.B. Pirelli & C.”, in Milan to produce elastic rubber items. G.B. Pirelli & C. was liquidated and Pirelli & C., a limited shares partnership was established. In 1873, the first plant for the production of rubber items was built in Milano. Later, the rubber band production line for carriages was started (1885) and the first tyre for velocipedes was lauched (1894) which resulted from a number of…

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Tyres 

How is a tyre made?

The tyre is the only part of the car that touches the road. Tyres must strike a balance between traction, comfort, durability, energy efficiency and overall cost. As a result of these competing needs, tyres are more complex to design and build than you might think. Take, for instance, a smart phone. It seems far more complex than a tyre. But actually, throughout development a similar amount of research and technology goes into the tyre. The steps of the tyre making process 1- Understanding through research We study peoples’ tyre…

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Tyres 

F1® 2017 Pirelli

Ultrasoft Purple This is a brand new tyre for this year, designed as low working range compound for use on tight and twisty circuits that place an emphasis on mechanical grip. As the very softest tyre in the range, designed to sit below the supersoft, it has a very rapid warm-up and huge peak performance, but the other side of this is its relatively limited overall life. The ultrasoft is not quite a qualifying tyre, but it’s moving in that direction, with some interesting potential applications for it available as…

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