Paul Hembery has hinted that Pirelli could quit F1 if the sport opts to return to a 'pointless' tyre war.

Pirelli became the sole tyre-supplier last year, taking over from Bridgestone, after inking a three-year deal with the FIA, the sports' governing body.

Despite the closeness of competition this season though, and the fact there was seven different winners in the first seven races, including a surprise and popular win for Williams and Pastor Maldonado in Spain, not all are happy and there has been some criticism the sport is now too much of a lottery.

Hembery, however, is of the belief that a tyre war - last seen in F1 back in 2006 when Bridgestone and Michelin went head-to-head - would not be the right way to 'correct' things, assuming any correction is needed.

"We work for the sport. The sport has to decide what it wants," Hembery is quoted by various sources.

"If it [F1] wants a tyre war and procession racing again, like it did in the early 2000s, when the audience disappeared, than that's one approach. It's not for us to decide.

"We will wait and see if the rules change. If they change, then we will consider it. At the moment the teams are certainly not interested in a tyre war."

"What does it really mean to have a tyre war [anyway]? If it means spending EUR100 million to go half a second quicker - and you can't even prove that you have the better tyre, because the teams will dominate still - it is pointless," he added.

"Ultimately no-one could really make out what tyres were on what car when there was a tyre war.

"Nobody knew, because all the money was being spent on trying to find performance that the public couldn't see. And if the public can't see it, we don't understand it."


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