FIA extends Pirelli's F1 tyre deal by one year to 2024

08 March 2021 - 09:37 By Reuters
Pirelli tyres outside the Scuderia AlphaTauri garage during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 23 2020 in Portimao, Portugal.
Pirelli tyres outside the Scuderia AlphaTauri garage during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Portugal at Autodromo Internacional do Algarve on October 23 2020 in Portimao, Portugal.
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Formula One's governing body extended Pirelli's contract as sole tyre supplier by one year to 2024 on Friday to reflect disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

It said the extension was in the best interests of all stakeholders.

The most recent 2018 tender was for the supply of 13-inch tyres during the 2020 season and then three seasons of 18-inch tyres.

The pandemic triggered emergency measures and led to the postponement to 2022 of the 18-inch tyres, along with major rule changes.

FIA president Jean Todt said the change of tyre size represented a significant technical challenge and investment for Pirelli.

“In light of this, and the necessary postponement of the new regulations as a result of the pandemic, it is only logical to extend the supply of tyres accordingly,” he added.


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