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FIA and F1 reveal tyre supplier decision

The new deal will kick in for the start of 2025 and last three seasons, with an option for 2028.

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The FIA has confirmed that Pirelli will remain Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier until at least the end of the 2027 season.

Pirelli has provided tyres to all F1 teams since the 2011 campaign when it took over the sole supply from Bridgestone and has provided tyres for four different sets of technical regulations.

The 2022 regulations presented the Italian manufacturer with one of its biggest alterations with the move from 13-inch wheel rims to 18-inches, with a change being made ahead of the 2023 British Grand Prix to provide further reinforcement to the tyres owing to higher-than-expected loads being generated on-track.

While Bridgestone was back in the race to supply F1 its tyres, the FIA and F1 ultimately opted to accept Pirelli's three-year offer.

There is also an option to extend the partnership for a further season, with the deal covering F2 and F3.

The Italian manufacturer assists in F1's promotion as a global partner and with similar sustainability goals, Pirelli is working with the sport to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions from a tyre's life cycle.

As such, from next season, all tyres used in F1 will be FSC-certified [Forest Stewardship Council], which 'ensures full traceability of forest-based materials along the supply chain and confirms that the plantations of the forest-based components of the tyres are managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and brings benefits to the lives of local communities and workers, while fostering economic sustainability'.

Pirelli Executive Vice-President said: "We’re delighted to extend or presence in Formula 1 and its other related championships.

"Pirelli was there when Formula 1 was born in 1950, and with this latest renewal, the firm will now be a protagonist throughout nearly two decades of the modern Formula 1 era.

"Thanks to the impetus from Liberty Media and the support of the FIA, the sport is enjoying an extraordinary period of growth both in terms of audience and global expansion, increasing its following among younger generations as well.

"Innovation and technology are locked into Pirelli’s DNA, and Formula 1 constitutes the ultimate open air laboratory to not only try out and test new technical solutions, but also to accelerate fresh research, development, and production processes in making tyres.

"I would also like to thank everyone at Pirelli for their passionate commitment and the quality of their work over the years, which will continue as we extend this partnership together.

"Our commitment to sustainability is equally strong, as proved by the FSC certification that will be introduced to our F1 tyres from next year.

"Being at the forefront of motorsport’s pinnacle until at least 2027 adds another important value dimension to our company.”

Top level

“Pirelli has been operating at the top level of motorsport for many years and I am sure that they will continue to deliver innovation and excellence on the world stage," added FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

"Formula 1 is a unique challenge for the tyre supplier, and Pirelli has demonstrated great commitment to producing tyres that meet the extreme demands of these incredible cars.

"I would like to thank Pirelli for its ongoing support of motorsport not only in Formula 1, but in many other championships and categories at every level.

"Work will continue in the coming years to take further strides both in terms of performance and sustainability, and Pirelli has made strong commitments to both of these targets.”

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “Since returning to the sport in 2011 Pirelli has been an invaluable partner, supporting Formula 1 through new generations of technology and technical regulations and delivering tyres to enable fantastic racing for our fans.

"The company’s commitment to quality, innovation and their deep knowledge of our sport will be vital in the coming years as we approach our new regulations in 2026 and the work Pirelli is focused on relating to sustainability, proven by the FSC certification, will ensure we continue to work together towards our shared Net Zero 2030 goal.”


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