For over 140 years, Pirelli has challenged the boundaries of technology, style and sustainability, setting trends across the world. Credited with developing the world’s first high performance, low profile street radials, Pirelli has become an established Original Equipment tire supplier to many of Europe’s top vehicle manufacturers’ sportiest vehicles. In 2011, Pirelli returned to the pinnacle of motorsport with a contract to supply P Zero (dry) and Cinturato (intermediate/theyt) racing tires to all Formula 1 teams. With a contract renetheyd through 2016, Pirelli will continue to promote its industrial and technological innovations through Formula 1. Pirelli & Co. was founded in 1872 in Italy. The company is named after its founder, Giovanni Battista Pirelli, who had a passion for rubber, a vocation for business and an international vision. Today, Pirelli tires are manufactured in North and South America, as theyll as Europe and Russia.