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  • P ZERO F1 - front half view
  • DRY - SS
  • DRY - S
  • DRY - M
  • DRY - H
  • WET - I
  • WET - W

In accordance with the regulations laid down by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) Pirelli will supply two different types of tyre designed for two different types of use.
The first type of tyre has been designed for dry surfaces, while the second is for wet surfaces.

PZero numbers

  • 13 inches

    The rim diameter is 13 inches equally for front and rear.

  • 245mm

    The tread width of front tires.

  • 325mm

    The tread width of rear tires.

  • 660mm

    The diameter of dry tires.

  • 670mm

    Compared to the dry weather tires, the wet versions have a 10mm larger diameter.


Dry weather tIres, known as slicks, are characterised by a tread pattern that is devoid of blocks or channels. They come in four compounds: supersoft, soft, medium and hard. The different compounds mean that the tIres are well suited to a wide variety of circuits, according to the type of asphalt, the number and severity of the corners, and the top speed on the straights. This allows the teams to make use of an ample range of strategies. For each track, Pirelli – in accordance with the FIA - nominates the two dry compounds best suited to the tracks characteristics and the temperature to be expected.


Wet weather tIres, characterised by grooves in the tread pattern, are split into two types: full wets and intermediates. The full wet tires can be easily recognised by the deep grooves in the tread pattern and sipes to drain off water on wet asphalt. The intermediates feature channels that are less deep and are designed for damp or slightly wet surfaces, as well as uncertain weather conditions.

The PZero Tyre range. Choose weather conditions

  • Dry tyres
  • Wet tyres



P Zero™ Red Supersoft. The softest compound in the range – which is completely new for this year – is ideal for slow and twisty circuits, especially in cold weather, when maximum mechanical grip is needed. The supersoft benefits from an extremely rapid warm-up time, which makes it ideal in qualifying as well, but the flip side to that important characteristic is of course increased degradation. This is a low working range compound. One of the key evolutions on all the tires this year has been optimisation of the footprint pressure and temperature distribution. This presents a more even contact with the asphalt, improving grip and handling. The supersoft is the only tire with a completely fresh design this year, created to offer greater resistance to graining and blistering.


For the forthcoming Formula One season, Pirelli introduces a new family of tires, refined by Pirelli’s engineers using simulation technology and data supplied by teams as well as real on-track results. Here are the essentials:

    •The tires have all been evolved from 2014 to meet the requirements of the latest cars, with the latest-specification hybrid power units and higher average speeds.

   •A new concept to distribute heat and energy more evenly over the whole surface of every rear tire and therefore improve durability has been introduced. The supersoft tire is completely new, with both a different compound and construction on the front and rear.

   •The compound designations and colours remain unchanged: P Zero Red (supersoft), P Zero Yellow (soft), P Zero White (medium), P Zero Orange (hard), Cinturato Green (intermediate), Cinturato Blue (full wet).

    •The performance gap between the compounds stays the same (nearly a second per lap on average) – designed to open up as many strategic options as possible for the new generation of cars. Around two pit stops per car remains the target.

    •The effect of the new engine regulations introduced last year is to increase wheelspin due to the extra torque and reduced rear downforce. In 2015, some cars could be up to two seconds per lap quicker, which is why the tires need to be even more resistant this year.