Pirelli Reveals Three Pillars Behind 2022 F1 Season
Technology, sustainability and support for young talents are the three cornerstones of Pirelli’s 2022 motorsport campaign which was presented today. This will be a particularly significant season for the Italian firm, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, having been originally founded on January 28, 1872.
Mario Isola, Pirelli’s Head of Motorsport, commented: “This year’s motorsport season, which gets underway shortly with Rallye Monte-Carlo, marks a turning point for us. We have new products for all our major championships, starting with Formula 1, which reinforce the close links with our road car product. We’re also continuing our mission for increasingly sustainable motorsport, in line with our company strategy, having been awarded an important environmental certification from the FIA at the end of last year. And as always, we look to the future by continuing to support motorsport’s brightest up-and-coming talents.”
Motorsport has always played an important role in Pirelli’s history, with competition being a part of it for the last 115 years. The first major success came back in 1907, when Prince Scipione Borghese won the gruelling Peking to Paris race with an Itala on Pirelli tyres. Today, Pirelli takes part in more than 350 different series all over the world, while 2022 opens up a significant new technical chapter. The Formula 1 World Championship introduces new 18-inch tyres, while Pirelli has also created tyres for the latest hybrid formula in the World Rally Championship, not to mention a new range of tyres that covers all the classes in GT racing. On top of that, there’s a focus on different sustainability programmes through motorsport, as well as initiatives to support young drivers.
Pirelli’s 2022 motorsport programme was set out in a live-streamed press conference hosted by Head of Motorsport Mario Isola, as well as Rally Activity Manager Terenzio Testoni and GT Circuit Activity Manager Matteo Braga, with a live link to FIA Deputy President for Sport Robert Reid. There were also appearances on video from rally drivers Craig Breen and Oliver Solberg, both supported by Pirelli at the start of their careers.
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