Pirelli has suggested that an announcement on who will supply tyres for the 2011 F1 season could still be weeks away.

The Italian company remains the front-runner to secure the contract despite Michelin making an eleventh-hour push to secure a return [See HERE].

Despite suggestions on more than one occasion that a tyre deal was 'close', no announcement has yet been made and Pirelli president Marco Tronchetti admitted that it could still be some weeks before a deal is confirmed.

"The decision will be taken soon," he said. "It's a question of weeks, not months."

FIA President Jean Todt meanwhile has also suggested that work is still to be done before a deal is signed.

"The FIA will soon launch a tender, with the commercial promoter of the championship, Bernie Ecclestone," he told Le Parisien. "FOTA may suggest that it decides, but the strong man is not he who speaks the loudest."


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