• Pirelli is the Formula One tyre supplier for the three-year period 2011-2013
  • Pirelli’s supply relationship with Formula 1 is based on the principles of environmental sustainability
  • The PZero compounds have eliminated all highly aromatic oils
  • The disposal protocol calls for recycling used F1 tyres which will be used to generate new raw material for other tyres or generate power

In 2010 the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), the teams and the Formula 1 organisation chose Pirelli as their sole supplier for the three-year period 2011-2013.

Pirelli will provide the teams with six different types of tyres for the whole season: four slick type tyres, made of different compounds for use in races on dry asphalt; one rain tyre, developed for heavy rain; and an intermediate type tyre for use on damp asphalt and in light rain.

In line with the Green Performance strategy, aimed at developing products and solutions that combine maximum performance and safety with respect for the environment, Pirelli’s supply relationship with Formula 1 is based on the principles of environmental sustainability.

Like all Pirelli racing tyres, the PZero compounds to be used for the world’s most important car racing championship have eliminated all highly aromatic oils. Furthermore, the production plant processes are managed to economize on energy and water use and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as CO2.

Special care is taken to reuse production scraps and used tyres. The disposal protocol calls for recycling used F1 tyres, which will be used to generate new raw material for other tyres or generate power.

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