Formula 1 teams will not have the opportunity to choose their tyre allocations for a third year in 2022 having shown no interest in reintroducing the rule which was suspended due to the pandemic.
But while F1’s schedule has returned almost to normal in 2022, teams will still not have the opportunity to customise their tyre selections this year. Isola said there had been no appetite from the teams to bring the rule back.
“The teams came back to us saying actually the system is quite good, we want to keep it for the future,” he explained in response to a question from RaceFans. “So it was not our decision at the end to continue with this fixed allocation.
“The teams told us that if they have a fixed allocation and it’s the same for everybody so there is no advantage for one or the other, they can start planning on this fixed allocation instead of spending time and resources and people to think about one set more of medium or one set less of soft. They have that allocation, they have to work around this.”
The switch to an entirely new 18-inch tyre size for 2022 also discouraged teams from seeking control over their tyre allocations this year, said Isola.
“In 2020 they said we want to continue for 2021. In 2021, with the new product for 2022, nobody was confident in deciding their compounds and breakdown and so they want to continue.
“I don’t know if 2023 they want to change but for the moment this is the answer.”
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