A rumor rated as 'speculation' is one that has no supporting information
A rumor rated as 'strong' is one where we received information from more than one source.
A rumor rated as 'fact' is one that has proven to be true
A rumor rated as 'false' is one that has proven to be false based on new information
These rumors are just that, RUMORS, and are not to be taken as 'fact'
unless so noted. Please visit our Hot News page for news. If you have a rumor, or can supply
more information about one listed here,
e-mail us with as
much supporting information as possible and we may post it. User Agreement and Disclaimer.
Newer rumors supersede older ones of the same topic. Go to our
discuss any rumor.
Pirelli tires to make August test debut at Mugello (GMM) Pirelli is expected to kick off its formula one testing program before the 2010 calendar's August break is out.
The Italian marque recently began testing its new GP2 tires, and Germany's Auto Bild Motorsport believes Mugello will be the scene of the first F1 prototypes' debuts -- fitted to Toyota's 2009 car, the TF109.
Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld is tipped to be in the cockpit, with a public announcement expected imminently.
Mugello will reportedly be the first of six dedicated Pirelli tire tests before Abu Dhabi, where in the days after the F1 season finale, the 12 teams will get their first taste of next year's rubber.
Four compounds will be supplied to the teams, with the target being a range of reliable, consistent tires.
"I do not think companies today can afford hundreds of millions of euros to make their tires faster," said Pirelli's F1 chief Paul Hembery.
And he added: "We want to stay (in F1) longer than three years."
Copyright 1999-2017 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without