F1 » Pirelli confirmed as F1 2011 tyre supplier

The FIA has confirmed that Italian manufacturer Pirelli will become the official F1 tyre-supplier from 2011 on a three-year deal - along with a whole host of other changes agreed by the governing body's World Motor Sport Council...

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James Montgomery

June 23, 2010 3:45 PM

Nice to see Pirelli back!

If it is anything like their last shot at F1, we will have tyres that will grain non stop! Making for good racing :P

However don't like the adjustable rear-wing.. that is effectivly the F-duct! and not using it unless under 1 second behind the car infront? I can see some confusing conflictions happening!

107% rule back?? This will either make or break the new teams.


June 23, 2010 4:12 PM

the rear wing rule is going to be hard to operate. i wonder how the electronics will be able to measure being 1 sec behind the car in front. this, together with the kers button, is going to be confusing for the drivers. imagine being 1.1 secs behind and then pressing kers. does the rear wing then automatically flatten as soon as the .1 sec is made up??
and the temp granting of a probationary super licence. what is that all about? you should either qualify for one, or not!

jrlombard - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 4:48 PM

That rear wing rule is ridiculous. So much for trying to keep costs down, eh?

And on the super license...so the Chinese driver qualifies for a temporary license, but Seb Loeb (a six-time World Champion in his discipline, mind you) gets the cold shoulder when he applies for one?

Makes no sense.


June 23, 2010 5:24 PM

So according to some highly intelligent people on this page if Michelin had managed to dictate to the FIA the way that they wanted to go racing Renault would have had the best tyres, reasoning on these lines Mclaren and Williams should have pushed for Avon.

hairpin - Unregistered

June 23, 2010 5:28 PM

If Ferrari are going to get preferential treatment from Pirelli, as some on here are suggesting, why were they keen to have Michelin rubber ? Yes there is a possibility of this but no evidence as yet, this will happen. It may be just the opposite, due to Ferrari's snub of Italian boots.

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