F1: Pirelli tests innovative sticker thermometers for tires

Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli tested sticker thermometers in Bahrain to be able to monitor tire usage parameters.

As a result of Pirelli’s collaboration with the FIA to ensure a better monitoring of tire usage parameters, Pirelli is trialling a special type of sticker on each tire tread during the third and final winter test session in Bahrain.

Pirelli F1 tire sticker them

The blue sticker is placed on the tread of the tire. (Photo: Pirelli)

These stickers read the maximum temperature reached by the tire tread while the tires are being pre-heated by the teams in their blankets.

Pirelli prescribes a maximum temperature of 110

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