Formula 1’s current tyre supplier Pirelli says it is undecided over whether it apply to continue in the role for the 2025 to 2027 seasons.
The FIA launched the process for tyre manufacturers to lodge their interest in taking on the next three-year supply deal earlier this week. It gave extensive details of what is expected from any interested manufacturers in terms of the technical specifications of the tyres they would supply.
Pirelli acknowledged the development in a statement on Wednesday and said it was considering its response.
“The FIA has now published the invitation to participate in the next tender process for the supply of tyres to the top single-seater championships – FIA F1 world championship, F2 and F3 – for the three year period from 2025-2027 (with an option for 2028),” said the manufacturer.
“The document outlines technical characteristics that are broadly in line with the tyres used today and their relevance to technology transfer from track to road, putting a particular emphasis on sustainability.
“The framework described by the FIA is closely aligned to Pirelli’s motorsport strategy and so is of great interest, with the Italian company having been Global Tyre Partner to the sport for more than a decade, since 2011. A definitive decision about Pirelli’s participation in the selection process will naturally be taken after a detailed examination of the FIA’s document.”
Multiple tyre manufacturers are currently active at the top level of single-seater racing. Hankook replaced Michelin as the new supplier for Formula E this season, while Firestone being a long-time partner of IndyCar and Yokohama supplying Super Formula. All manufacturers are increasingly focussed on promoting the sustainability of their products.
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