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Tire strategy holds the key to qualifying and racing in Brazil

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has moved a step closer to clinching a third consecutive world title -- which would make him the youngest triple world champion in the history of the sport -- by qualifying fourth for the Brazilian Grand Prix, four places ahead of his title rival Fernando Alonso (Ferrari).

Pirelli brings medium and hard tires as F1 resumes

Following the month-long summer break, Pirelli returns to action with the P Zero Silver hard tire and P Zero White medium: a combination that has not been raced since the second grand prix of the season in Malaysia.

Alonso takes second straight pole with Pirelli Cinturato

With rain once again dominating qualifying, just as it did in Silverstone two weeks ago, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has taken his second consecutive pole position in wet conditions, this time using the Pirelli Cinturato Blue full wet tire.

Webber makes Red Bull a two-time winner with Pirelli

With Monaco being the hardest circuit of the year to overtake on, the emphasis was on tire strategy to help move drivers forward during the race. Red Bull’s Mark Webber became the season’s sixth different winner in six races -- a new record -- underlining just how closely matched the cars are this year.

Pirelli and F1: cracking the barcode

Pirelli brings around 1,800 tires to each grand prix, but the destiny of these tires is mapped out long before they arrive at the circuit. The tires for each race are made in a specific production run before the grand prix.