Pirelli World Challenge
(Auto racing)
Formula One
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Pirelli Cinturato
(Auto Parts)
Nick Heidfeld
(Auto racing)
Natalia Vodianova
(Movies & TV)
Lucas di Grassi
(Auto racing)

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Knowledge Identifier: &Pirelli



multinational company based in Milan, Italy, listed on Milan Stock Exchange since 1922 add

Category: Business (14)

Founded in 1872.

Countries: Italy (25%), United States (15%), (15%)

Main connections: Pirelli World Challenge, Formula One, Pirelli Cinturato

Linked to: Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, University of Milan Bicocca




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Founded in Milan in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli, Pirelli initially specialised in rubber and derivative processes, and the company formerly made scuba diving rebreathers add something


Pirelli has been sponsoring sport competitions since 1907 and is currently the exclusive tyre supplier for the Formula One Championship for 2011-2013 and for the FIM World Superbike Championship add something


"'Pirelli & C. SpA"' is a multinational company based in Milan, Italy, listed on Milan Stock Exchange since 1922 add something


Inter Milan - San Siro has been the home of Milan since 1926, when it was privately built by funding from Milan's president at the time, Piero Pirelli


Pirelli Cinturato - During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s the Pirelli Cinturato was the original equipment tyre for many exotic Italian cars including Lamborghini, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Ferrari as well as for cars produced by other manufacturers worldwide, including &MG (MG_Cars), Rover Group and Lotus Cars


Diving suit - They were made by Pirelli and patented in 1951


Pirelli Cinturato - First developed in 1952 under the name Pirelli Cintura, taking the name Cinturato in 1963, the tyre was composed of two or three carcass plies of cords laid at an angle of 90 degrees to the beads, and a belt of several plies laid circumferentially under the tread


Alan Fletcher (graphic designer) - After a visit to Venezuela, he returned to London in 1959, having worked briefly for Saul Bass in Los Angeles and Pirelli in Milan


Pirelli has published its Pirelli Calendar since 1964, which has featured the contribution of famous photographers over the years add something


Brian Duffy (photographer) - In 1965 Duffy was asked to create a Pirelli calendar which he shot on location in Monaco


Pirelli Cinturato - By the end of 1968 Pirelli was exporting or directly manufacturing the Cinturato to or in as many as 137 countries worldwide


In 1974, Pirelli invented the "wide radial tyre", upon a request from the Lancia rally racing team for a tyre strong enough to withstand the power of the new Lancia Stratos add something


Lancia asked Pirelli for a solution, and in 1974 Pirelli created a wide tyre with a reduced sidewall height like a slick, but with a radial structure add something


Adolphe Clement-Bayard - It was purchased by Pirelli in the 1980s and manufacturing was moved to Thailand until 1995 when Pirelli vacated the bicycle tyre market


Sergio Cofferati - Initially an employee for the Milan 's Pirelli and a member of CGIL, Cofferati rose up in the major Italian trade union, becoming leader of Filcea in 1988, and leader of the CGIL itself in 1990, succeeding Bruno Trentin


Carre Otis - Otis appeared in ads for Guess jeans , Calvin Klein jeans , the 1996 Pirelli calendar, and posed for the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit edition


Minardi - The team picked up in competitiveness and by 1989 had become top entrant for Pirelli's return to Formula One. The team were moderately successful in the midfield through the late 1980s and early 1990s, giving a succession of Italian drivers their first chance at the top level, including Alessandro Nannini, Pierluigi Martini and Gianni Morbidelli


Peter Lindbergh - Twice he has shot the Pirelli calendar, in 1996 and 2002


Robert C. Michelson - Michelson is the recipient of the 1998 AUVSI Pioneer *award and the 2001 Pirelli *award for the diffusion of scientific culture as well as the first "Top Pirelli Prize"


Olivetti - In 1999, The Luxembourg-based company Bell S.A. acquired a controlling stake in Olivetti, but sold it to a consortium including the Pirelli and Benetton groups two years later


Robert C. Michelson - Michelson is the recipient of the 2001 Pirelli *award for the diffusion of scientific culture, given by an international jury for the "best multimedia project coming from any educational institution in the world"


In 2005, Pirelli sold its cable division to Goldman Sachs, which changed the new group's name to Prysmian add something


When English Football League Two side Burton Albion Football Club built their new stadium in 2005, Pirelli became the title sponsor the new ground add something


Ron Fellows - Corvette Racing's opposition during 2006 was the Prodrive Aston Martin team, which ran two full-season cars on Pirelli tires


Pirelli is the only allowed tyre brand in the FIM World Superbike Championship since 2007 add something


Pirelli has been awarded the contract for the control tyre supply in the British Superbike Championship from 2008 until at least 2010 add something


Pirelli were the official tyre supplier of the World Rally Championship replacing BF Goodrich for the 2008 season, with all cars using Pirelli tyres and wearing Pirelli decals until the company withdrew to focus on its Formula 1 commitments at the end of the 2010 season add something


In 2009 Pirelli became the title sponsor of the Chinese Super League , China's top tier football league add something


Nick Heidfeld - Heidfeld tested a Toyota TF109 car fitted with Pirelli tyres on a number of occasions in 2010, ahead of the firm's replacement of Bridgestone as the sport's sole tyre supplier in


Nick Heidfeld - In August 2010, with Heidfeld not yet having driven the Mercedes MGP W01 car, the team released him from his contract so that he could become the Pirelli tyre company's test driver


Romain Grosjean - However in September 2010, it was confirmed by tyre manufacturer Pirelli that Grosjean would complete a test for the company in anticipation for their return to supplying tyres to the F1 grid in 2011


Pirelli World Challenge - On October 4, 2010, the series announced that Pirelli would replace longtime partner Toyo Tires as the exclusive tire supplier for the series


Sebastian Vettel - In 2011, Pirelli's Paul Hembery was impressed when Sebastian Vettel was the only driver to take the time to visit the factory and talk to the tyre manufacturer to gain a better insight and improve their racing


Pirelli World Challenge - Starting with the 2011 season, the series signed a partnership with Pirelli and the leading tire manufacturer became the official tire supplier and title sponsor of the series


Martin Brundle - In June 2011, shortly before the 2011 European Grand Prix, Brundle completed a one-off Formula One test for the series' tyre supplier Pirelli at Jerez


Lucas di Grassi - On 6 July 2011, di Grassi was appointed Pirelli's official tester for their development of Formula One tyres for the 2011 season, and will drive the Italian company's Toyota TF109 test car in five test sessions in order to develop the next generation of tyres, as well as attending several race weekends where he will collect information about tyre performance and attend technical briefings


Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - On November 10, 2011, the first images of the 599XX EVO surfaced, featuring a radically restyled aero and exhaust package as well as electronic upgrades and Pirelli tyres


In 2012, the company become a major sponsor of the Russian Cup add something


Lucas di Grassi - He will remain with Pirelli for the 2012 Formula One season alongside Jaime Alguersuari to help develop tyres for 2013 and beyond using a Renault R30 chassis and it will be upgraded to the 2012 requirements for Alguersuari and Di Grassi to run the car across four development tests during the course of the season at Jerez, Spa, Monza and Barcelona to help Pirelli improve its selection of tyres


The 2013 edition was commissioned to war photographer Steve McCurry add something


Jean Alesi - In 2013 Alesi became an ambassador for Pirelli


In October 2013 Fernando Alonso complained that "the quality of the tyres is very on the limit", and that they "will not do 5km" add something


Following these issues, just one day later Michelin announced that they could replace Pirelli as the tyre supplier for 2014 add something


In pre-season testing for the 2014 season the tyre on Rosberg's car failed, sending Rosberg into a 200mph spin add something


Pirelli Cinturato - In 2014, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 was developed, derived from F1 technology, which had permitted Valtteri Bottas to drive his F1 car at a maximum speed of 316 km/h in fog


Pirelli World Challenge - In 2014, the Pirelli World Challenge established a GT-A classification similar to the FIA's bronze category


Pirelli World Challenge - In January 2014, Pirelli Tire North America and WC Vision extended the partnership for an additional five years


Pirelli,From 1 September 2014, is C├╝rebalspor Pirelli team name,will arm and tire sponsorship for four years add something


Pirelli suffered further tyre problems at the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix add something


Ferrari 458 Italia - In 2015 the 458 Italia GT3 is involved in numerous racing series', including Blancpain Endurance Series, European Le Mans Series, International GT Open, GT3 Asia, Pirelli World Challenge, Asian Le Mans Series, Australian GT Championship and numerous other national GT3 Championships


Ferrari 458 - In 2015 the 458 Italia GT3 is involved in numerous racing series', including Blancpain Endurance Series, European Le Mans Series, International GT Open, GT3 Asia, Pirelli World Challenge, Asian Le Mans Series, Australian GT Championship and numerous other national GT3 Championships


Pirelli World Challenge - On May 28, 2015 WC Vision announced an extended sprint format series in addition to its existing Sprint format racing series in 2016, which will be a standalone championship supporting the Pirelli World Challenge at all headliner events


Going into the 2016 season, the Pirelli tyres continued to be of a low standard, with Hamilton complaining "I'm not feeling great add something


Natalia Vodianova - In 2016, Vodianova was selected and photographed by Annie Leibovitz as part of the 43rd Pirelli Calendar, which celebrated some of the world's most inspiring women


Natalia Vodianova - Vodianova was selected and photographed by Annie Leibovitz as part of the newly revamped Pirelli Calendar for 2016, which celebrated some of the world's most inspiring women


Yokohama Rubber Company - With an exception in 2016, which Pirelli was chosen for the type supplier that year


Pirelli sponsors Alpine World Ski Championship and Ice Hockey World Championship IIHF from 2017 to 2021 add something


Formula One - A tender for a new tyre supplier contract, currently held by Pirelli, will be held before the 2017 season


Pastor Maldonado - Maldonado later became a test driver for Pirelli, testing a $GP2 (GP2_Series) car for the 2017 season


In May 2017, it was announced that Pirelli returns to the world of cycling with a new road cycling tyre range, Pzero Velo add something


Hanford, California - In August 2017, Faraday Future announced that it had signed a lease for the former Pirelli plant where it plans to manufacture electric vehicles


In September 2017, the company announced the will to sell up to 40 percent of its equity capital in an initial public offering as it plans to return to the Milan stock exchange in October add something


The 2018 colours will be as follows, and feature two new compounds: add something


Blancpain Sprint Series - On 25 May 2018, SRO acquired promotional rights to the Pirelli World Challenge, a North American GT series sanctioned by the United States Auto Club


In July 2018, Pirelli launched a F1 wheel shaped Bluetooth speaker, P Zero Sound add something


Lamborghini Aventador - A prototype of the variant had previously made a new production car lap around the Nurb├╝rgring Nordscheleife in July 2018, beating the previous record holder, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by setting a lap time of 6:44,97 with Lamborghini test driver Marco Mapelli behind the wheel achieved by using the Pirelli Trofeo R tyres available with the car as an option


The list of Pirelli shareholders as of September 2018: add something


For the 2019 season, Pirelli reverted to using 3 colors to identify the dry weather tyres add something