La International Automobile Federation and those responsible for the World Cup F1 confirmed that Pirelli it will remain the sole supplier of tires. The new agreement will run until the end of the season 2024.
The pandemic forced F.1 to adopt emergency solutions last year, one of which postponed until 2022 the introduction of the new technical regulation that includes the adoption of the 18 tires. Consequently, the use of the 13 ”tires has been extended for another year, delaying the debut of the new measure to 2022.
“We are proud of our agreement with Pirelli and grateful for their constructive approach to this change in times. Pirelli is fully aware of the strategic role that tires have in the F.1 and we know that they are working hard to create products that represent the best balance between performance and durability in the new technical framework "Said Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1.
“The switch to 18” tires will provide a more exciting picture of F.1 cars, but at the same time it represents a technical challenge that requires a lot of investment and development from Pirelli, in order to continue to provide great tires. that perform at the highest level. For this reason, and given the forced postponement of the new regulations as a consequence of the pandemic, it was logical to extend the cover supply contract accordingly "clarified Jean Todt, President of the FIA.
While Marco Tronchetti Provera, Executive Vice President and CEO of Pirelli, highlighted: “We are proud to have reached this agreement to extend our presence in the premier class of motorsport until 2024. Pirelli began its journey in Formula 1 from its first race in 1950, and the company continues to invest in research and development at the highest level, as evidenced by the introduction of 18 ”tires next year… Formula 1 represents an open-air laboratory that allows us to derive significant know-how from the circuit towards our automotive products, starting with the range of high-performance tires that equip the vast majority of prestigious models around the world ”.