Pirelli to continue as Formula 1 tyre supplier
27 September 2013 – The FIA has today confirmed that Pirelli will continue as the sole tyre supplier to Formula 1, following a meeting of the World Motorsport Council.
The announcement rubber stamps a deal many consider to have been completed for some time, following news last week that the Italian manufacturer was to continue its contracts for the GP2 and GP3 series. Although Michelin had registered its interest in taking on tyre supply responsibilities for the top echelon, Pirelli’s three year stint in the sport is set to be extended.
A statement on the FIA website reads: "The WMSC today confirmed 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."