Italian tyre supplier sees off Michelin to supply tyres for the 2011 F1 season
28 May 2010

Pirelli will be named as Formula One’s sole tyre supplier from 2011, according to reports.

The Italian company has been locked in a straight fight with Michelin to replace Bridgestone and the Formula One Teams Assocation (FOTA) is believed to have named Pirelli as its preferred choice.

According to Autosport, the FIA and Formula One Management (FOM) will work with Pirelli on commercial terms and a deal could be announced over the weekend.

The deal is expected to see F1 continuing to use 13-inch wheels, rather than the 18-inch rims Michelin was proposing, and there will be no tyre war until 2013 at the earliest.

Pirelli last supplied tyres for the sport in 1991.

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28 May 2010

They last supplied tyres in 2011?

with help of Doctor and his Tardis?

28 May 2010

What happened to Avon?

28 May 2010

[quote beachland2]

They last supplied tyres in 2011?

with help of Doctor and his Tardis?

[/quote] Lmao! Didn't you know it's 2012 already? Looking forward to the Olympics next month!

28 May 2010

[quote Straight Six Man]

What happened to Avon?

[/quote]

The teams and bernie decided not to use them, something to do with commercial dealings.

Probably means they didn't want to pay Bernie and supply tyres for free........

28 May 2010

I think its a shame that they haven't got someone in who has not done F1 before, such as Avon, Khumo, Toyo etc

28 May 2010

Pirelli, oh no, surely not. Haven’t people seen how good, or bad their tyres actually are. Why do you think they have no competition? Bad move….should be Michelin, they always beat Pirelli.

28 May 2010

[quote AndyRAC]Pirelli, oh no, surely not. Haven’t people seen how good, or bad their tyres actually are.[/quote]

Really? The P Zero is used on many many high performance cars around the world.

28 May 2010

[quote disco.stu]

[quote AndyRAC]Pirelli, oh no, surely not. Haven’t people seen how good, or bad their tyres actually are.[/quote]

Really? The P Zero is used on many many high performance cars around the world.

[/quote]

And the P6000s on my E39s have been superb.

28 May 2010

18 inch rims??

are they mad?????

why not 22 inch, or 50 inch?

28 May 2010

I think its a shame F1 run on silly donut tyres when the rest of the automotive world uses low profile tyres.... 18 inch are more relevant to road cars and in formula were they are allowed they are used exclusively.

For example LMP rules state MAX 18 inch ...the designers could use 13 inch if they wanted, but they do not.

In contrast F1 rules give the actual size they MUST use.


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