Pirelli has presented its tyre for the new Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo. The Pirelli P Zero DHA is the product of some seven months of close collaboration between Pirelli and Ferrari engineers. The Ferrari will wear the tyre in size 275/675-19 at the front and 315/705-19 at the rear.
Development of the P Zero DHA began with a virtual model. Indoor laboratory tests then validated its characteristics prior to real-life testing at seven European circuits, including Vallelunga, Mugello, Le Castellet and Silverstone. These sessions helped to assess road holding and integrity in different driving and weather conditions. Pirelli’s motorsport production line in Romania – which also makes tyres for Formula 1 – is responsible for the tyre’s manufacture.
“The Ferrari Challenge represents an important technical collaboration as it allows our engineers to develop solutions in extreme conditions that can then be transferred to our road car tyres”, says Mario Isola, Pirelli’s head of F1 and car racing. “The latest evolution of our P Zero tyres for the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo demonstrates once again how Pirelli’s advanced technology combines with the best of the automotive industry in motorsport as well.”
Pirelli has been exclusive tyre supplier to the Ferrari Challenge since the series debuted in 1993 in all regions of the world where these championships run.