Pirelli Logo – Pirelli & C. SpA is a major industrial company headquartered in Milan , Italy , dedicated to the manufacture of tires and now, from 2011, is the only tire supplier in Formula 1 .Founded in Milan in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli , in its principles and processes specialized in rubber products, especially in production of tires and wires .
The grandson of the founder, Leopoldo Pirelli , was president from 1965 to 1999 making the company name is recognized worldwide.
In 2004 , the Pirelli tires were used by Subaru in the World Rally Championship . He is currently the main sponsor of Inter Milan .
Pirelli is the exclusive provider of the World Rally Championship in 2008. In Spain, Gaétan Guillemot competition runs the service, responsible for Southern Europe. The 2007 expanded its functions to the computer communications solutions.
Pirelli is the only official supplier of the World Superbike Championship since 2007 (also their support classes as the Supersport World Championship). Pirelli also provides the World Rally Championship replacing BF Goodrich for the 2008 season. He competed in Formula 1 in 3 separate periods between 1950 and 1958 , 1981 and 1986 , and 1989 and 1991 , winning 44 of 200 GP appearances. Pirelli return to the same in 2011 as a one, also that year provide the GP2 and from 2010 to GP3 . Pirelli signed Nick Heidfeld as test driver, using a Toyota TF109 for its test in the second half of the 2010 season. 5 When he was with Sauber F1 to run the temporda in September 2010, Pirelli signed to Romain Grosjean and Pedro de la Rosa to test them. De la Rosa made his first tests with wet conditions on a wet track artificially. De la Rosa finally becomes McLaren reserve driver, leaving Pirelli.