About Our Auction
Known as a leading tyre producer and Global Tyre Partner to the FIA Formula One World Championship™, Pirelli has generously donated a one-of-a-kind collector's item—a tri-colored Italian flag F1 show tyre signed by the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team—with proceeds directly supporting AIP Foundation, a nonprofit delivering life-saving road crash interventions in developing nations across Asia.
This exclusive memorabilia will make a statement for any motorsport enthusiast, car memorabilia collector, passionate sailing fan, or Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team fan's collection. A unique full-sized replica of Pirelli F1® tyres, with labels recalling the colours of the Italian flag, signed by 21 members of the Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team, including the Team Director, Max Sirena and the two helmsmen Francesco Bruni and James "Jimmy" Spithill -- who is the most winning Helmsman off all time in America’s Cup history.
Established in 1872, Pirelli is the only pure consumer tyre company that includes car, motorbike, and bicycle tyres as well as associated services. With a distinct positioning in high value tyres, Pirelli utilises advanced technologies with over 3,600 certifications obtained to achieve the highest levels of performance, safety and containment of environmental impact. Pirelli has always been strongly committed to research and development, in which it invested 6.1% of revenue from high-value products in 2019.
Involved in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli has been the exclusive global tyre partner to the FIA Formula One World Championship since 2011. Starting from the 2021 season, Pirelli is the exclusive supplier to the FIA World Rally Championship, an environment where the tyre manufacturer already developed some of its most important specialties, later transferred to its regular road tyre products.
About AIP Foundation
AIP Foundation envisions a world with zero road injuries and fatalities.
Every year around the world, more than 1.35 million people will die and another 50 million will be injured from road crashes. These crashes disproportionately affect developing nations -- generating an annual GDP loss of 3-5% -- and will disproportionately kill young people aged 5-29, for whom road crashes are the leading cause of death globally.
AIP Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing road crash casualties in low- and middle-income countries by providing safety interventions to road users. Since 1999, AIP Foundation has worked with community stakeholders to deliver effective road safety interventions in vulnerable communities across Asia and Africa.
AIP Foundation's work targets 5 interconnected 'gears' to impact road safety in developing nations: Targeted education; Access to safe equipment; Communications for change; Global and legislative advocacy; and Research, monitoring, and evaluation. Learn about AIP Foundation's many life-saving programs across the world at: www.aip-foundation.org