Pirelli make their return to Formula 1 in 2011 after a 20-year absence.
They’ve been active in different forms of motor racing for over 100 years.
This video shows some of Pirelli’s appearances in pre-war Grand Prix racing, right up to their return in the 1980s:
They’ve been testing in anticipation of their F1 comeback with Nick Heidfeld, Romain Grosjean and Pedro de la Rosa at Mugello, Monza, Barcelona, Valencia, Jerez and Paul Ricard.
They used a 2009 Toyota TF109 for the trials – here’s some footage from the tests:
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Video courtesy Pirelli, voiceover and music by Alex Eckford, script by Keith Collantine/F1 Fanatic