Bahrain Grand Prix: Pirelli celebrates its 400th career in Formula 1

The brand began its countdown at the 1950 British GP, the first competition in the history of the category.


The 2021 edition of Bahrain Grand Prix de F1 marks a milestone for the company Pirelli, exclusive supplier of tires of the category, since is number 400 in his record.

The first appearance of the Italian brand dates back to the inaugural event of the F.1 world championship held on the English circuit of Silverstone in 1950 and that the Italian won Giuseppe Farina with Alfa Romeo footwear with tires Pirelli Stella Bianca.

Pirelli 400 GPA replica of those covers, which also accompanied the Italian to the first title in history, is currently on display in the new Silverstone circuit museum.

Since then, Pirelli has accumulated 240 wins, 243 pole positions, 247 fastest laps y 727 podiums. Bahrain welcomes, therefore, another milestone for a company that is firmly committed to motorsport since the victory in the 1907 Beijing-Paris more than 110 years ago.

“At Pirelli we are very proud of our history and it is fantastic to commemorate these 400 Grands Prix. We also do it at the beginning of the end of an era: that of 13-inch tires, which advances the jump to 18-inch tires and a whole new list of regulatory changes that will be applied from 2022. We remember the legacy of the brand over the years while with the same pride with which we look forward to writing the next chapter of our history ” said Mario isola, responsible for Pirelli in F.1.

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