Pirelli to continue supplying tyres to F1 teams till 2019

Published On 04-Jun-2016By TyreDekho Team

[caption id="attachment_1246" align="alignnone" width="750"]Pirelli continues to supply tyres to F1 teams till 2019 Paul Hembery, Motorsport Director of Pirelli[/caption]

For the past few months, we have witnessed the intense competition between Michelin and Pirelli to bag the Formula 1 tyre supplier contract. After a long wait, The Federation Internationale de l’ Automobile has renewed Pirelli Tyre S.p.A sole tyre supplier contract for F1. Pirelli confirmed the deal through a tweet sent out during the Russian Grand Prix last weekend.

According to multiple media reports, the CEO of Formula One Group Bernie Ecclestone confirmed the deal to Pirelli Chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera and shook hands on camera before the start of Russian Grand Prix.

F1 is considered the pinnacle of motorsports and Formula One Group controls the commercial rights of the same. Both Pirelli and Michelin submitted their formal proposal earlier in 2015 to become the sole tyre supplier for the 2017-19 Formula 1 seasons.

In a statement issued after the race, Pirelli Motorsport Director Paul Hembery said, "First and foremost, we’re delighted to confirm that we reached a commercial agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to remain in Formula 1 for the 2017-2019 period. The process to the formal FIA official nomination will follow as per procedure."

Michelin, in its proposal, was contingent of the fact that they wanted F1 cars to switch to 18/19-inch wheels and wanted to make the tyres more durable. Currently, the cars run on 13 inch rims. On the other hand, Pirelli believed that F1 will continue to run on 13-inch rims even beyond 2017. However, the tyre manufacturer said that they could develop any kind of tyre the sport demands.

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