FIA and Pirelli Extend Tyre Supply Deal for F1
The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) and Pirelli have agreed to extend their tyre supply deal for the Formula 1 (F1) championship until the end of the 2027 season. This new contract also includes the supply of tyres for the F2 and F3 championships.
Option for Fourth Season in 2028
The latest contract agreement between the FIA and Pirelli includes an option for a potential fourth season in 2028, indicating a positive relationship between the two entities.
Pirelli Identifies Tyre Issues
This announcement follows closely after the FIA had to implement a maximum of 18-lap stints in the Qatar GP due to tyre issues. Pirelli discovered a microscopic separation in the sidewall between the topping compound and the carcass cords, which prompted the FIA to take necessary precautions.
Tender Process and Long-Term Partnership
The FIA and Formula 1 went through a tender process before deciding to extend their partnership with Pirelli. The Italian tyre manufacturer has been the exclusive supplier for F1 since 2011, and this renewed agreement ensures that Pirelli will continue to provide high-performance tyres for the world’s premier motorsport championship for several more years.
Benefits of Extended Partnership
The extended partnership between the FIA, Formula 1, and Pirelli will not only contribute to the stability and continuity of the sport but also enable further collaboration in terms of tyre development and technology. With Pirelli’s expertise, F1 can continue to push the boundaries of performance, safety, and sustainability.
Looking ahead, Formula 1 teams and drivers can expect ongoing support from Pirelli in their pursuit of speed and victory. Pirelli’s continuous efforts in research and development will aim to deliver cutting-edge tyre technologies that enhance the overall performance and excitement of the sport.