From Track to Road
Pirelli, a century and a half of racing
At Pirelli, experimentation to improve tyre production has always been closely linked to the world of sport, from cycling and motorcycle racing to rallying and Formula 1. The use of racetracks to push tyres to the most extreme limits and to innovate the company’s technology has always been globally recognised in the field of road safety and sustainability. Let’s find out about it together.
The students will visit the Pirelli Foundation, where the company’s Historical Archive is kept and where they will see the new exhibition Pirelli, When History Builds the Future. Here they will learn about the evolution of a multinational company that is about to be over 150 years old, with its eye firmly on the future.
They will be assisted as they examine photographs, audio-visuals and stories from the historic Pirelli magazine, finding out about the champions of the most famous road races. A look at the work currently being carried out by engineers in the digital factories of Industry 4.0 will show how a tyre is designed, tested in the laboratories and on the tracks, and finally produced in Pirelli’s most advanced technological centres.
Description of the practical activity
The children will be divided into groups and asked to work together to build a robot that can compete with those made by the other teams in the class. This assisted activity aims to create a team spirit and introduce the children to the world of robotics.