Of all the calendars that Formula One’s tire suppliers put out over the years, Pirelli’s was always the best.
The Goodyear calendars always featured the best racing photography. The Bridgestone calendars were always the best designed. The Pirelli calendar was a joy to behold because the featured models were breathtaking.
So the best news today, which follows on the heels of the announcement that Pirelli will return as F1’s tire supplier in 2011, is that the calendars won’t be far behind.
I sure hope they put me on the list to receive one.
The announcement today said this:
the Italian tire firm, will supply all the Formula One teams from
2011-2013 with six types of tire: four for dry weather, one for rain and one
"Pirelli – which has supplied tires exclusively for the GP3 championship this year – will also supply the GP2 championship from 2011, becoming the sole provider of tires for the most prestigious single-seater championships in global motorsport.
"The Milan-based firm is already present in the World Rally Championship, the World Superbike Championship, the Rolex Sports Car Series in
"This new Formula One agreement crowns Pirelli’s historic involvement in world motorsport, which dates back to 1907 when the Italian firm won the epic Paris-Peking road race.
The last Grand Prix victory claimed by Pirelli was the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix, with Nelson Piquet driving for Benetton.
That last sentence could become trivia someday.
There is a lot of bad weather in the U.S. Midwest this year.
On the north side of
Among the items lost were all the uniforms belonging to Alex Tagliani’s Fazzt Racing Team.
Said Tag’s wife, Bronte Tagliani: “I feel bad for the business owners of that complex. It's totalled.”
The announcement of Paul Tracy’s deal for the Watkins Glen
race July 4 is expected today. Cross fingers.