How Pirelli has made F1 spectacular again

How Pirelli has made F1 spectacular again

Formula 1 has featured more on-track action this year than in any other season since the 1980s. As Adam Cooper explains, the main reason for this has been the rubber provided by Italian manufacturer Pirelli

For all the talk about DRS and KERS, the greatest single contribution to this year's spectacular Formula 1 season has come from Pirelli. Different pitstop strategies have created fascinating scenarios as races have unfolded, with passing encouraged by the fact that cars might be running on tyres of widely varying age and performance at a particular stage of the race.

Anyone who had doubts about Pirelli's ability to get the job done has been forced to admit that there has been no repeat of the erratic performance seen the last time the Italian company was involved at the top level, some 20 years ago.

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