LONDON – Formulation One’s governing physique has prolonged Pirelli’s contract as sole tyre provider by one yr to 2024, to replicate disruption attributable to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It mentioned the extension was in the most effective pursuits of all stakeholders.
The newest 2018 tender was for the provision of 13-inch tyres in the course of the 2020 season after which three seasons of 18-inch tyres.
The pandemic triggered emergency measures and led to the postponement to 2022 of the 18-inch tyres, together with main rule modifications.
FIA president Jean Todt mentioned the change of tyre dimension represented a major technical problem and funding for Pirelli.
“In gentle of this, and the mandatory postponement of the brand new laws on account of the pandemic, it is just logical to increase the provision of tyres accordingly,” he added.
F1 President Stefano Domenicali mentioned the game was grateful for Pirelli’s constructive method to this timing change.
“Pirelli are very acutely aware of strategic function that the tyres have in F1 and we all know that they’re working very laborious to be sure that their merchandise will characterize the most effective stability between efficiency and sturdiness within the new technical context,” Domenicali mentioned.
“We look ahead to the beginning of the 2021 season and we’re all excited for the brand new vehicles and new 18-inch tyres to hit the observe below the brand new laws in 2022.”