MILAN—Pirelli & C. S.p.A. supplied nearly 42,800 tires to Formula 1 teams throughout 2016, Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director said in a review of the season that ended Nov. 27.
This year, the Italian company introduced a new compound—the ultrasoft—while new regulations allowed teams to use three compounds during each race.
"This extra tactical intrigue proved to be a highlight of the year," Hembery said, noting that throughout the season, Pirelli tires completed a longer distance and at higher levels of performance than they have before.
In total, more than 239,000 miles were driven on all the P Zero compounds throughout 2016. This milage includes tests, practice, qualifying and races.
By compound, the figure works out 8,845 miles on hard, 61,793 miles on medium, 83.256 miles on soft, 83,256 miles on supersoft, 19,664 miles on ultrasoft; 5,143 miles on intermediate; and 6,894 miles on wet compounds.