Who will supply tyres for Macau Grand Prix?
Pirelli has been appointed as exclusive tire supplier to the prestigious Macau Grand Prix for the first time this year, equipping both the FIA Formula 3 World Cup and the FIA GT World Cup from 17-20 November. Currently Pirelli supplies around 170 car championships all over the world, approximately 100 of which are exclusive supply agreements.
The races will take place at the famous Macau Guia Circuit in the Far East: one of the world’s legendary tracks where previous winners have included motorsport greats such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
The demands of the track are notorious, combining a 6.120-kilometer lap that is extremely fast and narrow with limited run-off area and a slippery street surface. The Macau Grand Prix first took place in 1954, right through the centre of what is now the most densely populated region in the world, with more than 650,000 people living within an area of just over 30 square kilometers, and has continued to make history ever since. Pirelli now succeeds the previous tire supplier for the Formula 3 World Cup at Macau that held the FIA-sanctioned contract since 1983, completing the Italian firm’s renowned ladder of talent that can take young drivers all the way from karting, through Formula 4, and right up to Formula 1.