News Details

Three mules for Pirelli

In Italian, a spare or test car is known as a 'muletto' - quite literally, a small mule. And that's where we get the English term 'mule car' from, reveals Pirelli. It originates from the 1930s, when cars that were used for training racing drivers or testing new parts needed to be strong and reliable rather than necessarily fast: a bit like mules, especially when contrasted with the capricious thoroughbreds that were the actual race cars. Since then, the term has stuck, and at the end of this year, a new generation of mules will take to the track, courtesy of Mercedes, McLaren and Renault: which will each put together an adapted 2018 car that is designed to test the very first prototype...
Full Story »
4mo ago from Pitpass.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Formula 2 to switch to 18-inch wheels a year before...

Formula 2 is to switch to using 18-inch tyres for the 2020 season, ahead...
4mo ago from MotorsportWeek.com

18 inch wheels confirmed for F2 as FIA prepares for F1...

Spanish Grand Prix – Formula 2 will switch to larger wheels and...
4mo ago from FormulaSpy.com

Formula 2 to prepare drivers for F1 with 2020 tyre...

Formula 2, the feeder series for Formula One, will switch to...
4mo ago from GrandPrix247.com

Pirelli outlines Spanish GP strategy options

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has outlined the possible strategy...
4mo ago from MotorsportWeek.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Marquez dominates opening day at Aragon

Marc Marquez ended the opening day at Aragon over a second clear of the...

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

2019 Rally Turkey: Ogier Wins to Reignite Title Battle

Sebastien Ogier took his first WRC victory since March on Rally Turkey...

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal fans will love what Kieran Tierney said about...

e summer and is already doing his best to endear himself to the fans
2h ago from DailyStar.co.uk

Jadon Sancho responds to Joe Willock's Europa League...

Joe Willock looks like he could be one of Arsenal’s next big players....

Premier League fixtures predicted: Expert call results...

Premier League results are always difficult to predict, but BT Sport have...
6h ago from Express.co.uk

Manchester United and Arsenal target admits being...

This European star has admitted being ‘frustrated' at this current...
1h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Comments

Advertisements

Hottest News

Advertisements

Recent News

Advertisements

Advertisements

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.