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Pirelli working on five-year deal

Paul Hembery says Pirelli is working towards a five-year deal to stay as F1's official tyre supplier

Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery has revealed that the tyre manufacturer is working towards a new five-year deal to remain as the official supplier for Formula One.

The FIA confirmed last week that Pirelli would continue in the role next year, with a statement issued by the World Motor Sport Council revealing that 'Pirelli may continue to supply tyres to competitors in the FIA F1 World Championship, subject to the requisite technical and safety standards of the FIA being met'.

The governing body also said a new tender process would be introduced for the tyre supply but speaking to reporters in Korea ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix, Hembery said Pirelli was working towards a deal that would see it continue in the role until the end of 2018 at least.

"The only reason why some of the comments were a bit vague is that it's fallen in between the two agreements between the FIA and FOM," Hembery said. "So the role's changed slightly within that. We're in a transition phase, but we are working on five years.

"Bear in mind when we came into the sport [in 2011] it (the contract) wasn't signed until February of that year, so there are meetings still going on.

"Unfortunately, when you've got lots of different groups and lots of different lawyers involved there are lots of details, but the principles are all working."

Pirelli has agreed terms with F1 teams and FOM and is now working towards agreement with the FIA.

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October 04, 2013 8:41 PM

horrible if it happens, F1 can keep the control tire, it needs to have some variety though, even in F1 tires determine who gets the most out of their cars. Let the poor teams keep the V8s and ditch KERS and the weight penalty, bring in 3+ makes of tires, keep the control runs, and run weight penalties for the teams that out spend and out perform the poor teams.

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