F1 must keep Pirelli tyres - Arrivabene

  • 06 Nov 2018 13:09
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  • By: Matthew Gretton

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene insists Formula 1 should extend its partnership with Pirelli. He claims it would be "wrong" to lose the experience Pirelli have gained since they became the tyre supplier in 2010. 

The Italian tyre company have competition in the bidding process to remain as the tyre manufacturers between 2020 and 2023. The FIA is currently assessing the financial and quality factors from themselves and Korean tyre maker Hankook. 

Pirelli's reign in Formula 1 has had some hostile moments. This includes the time when their tyre exploded on Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari car, which in turn ended his chances of winning the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix. Despite these moments, Arrivabene says Pirelli should stay. 

"Today the tender is in Liberty's hands. We have been working for some time with Pirelli," Arrivabene told Motorsport. We have had positive phases and difficult moments.

“But year after year they have created a product that has evolved positively. Throwing everything from the window seems to me to be wrong. But, having said that, we do not make the choice."

If Hankook went on to win the bidding, they would have to make two separate tyres. The deal starts a year before the regulation changes which will see the wheel size increase to 18-inches in 2021. Tyre warmers will also be banned when the changes are made.

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  • kngrthr

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    why not have two suppliers and you choose which one you want after friday practice .

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    • Nov 6 2018 - 13:47
    • f1dave

      Posts: 586

      And what compounds, not limited to three, and what tire pressure you prefer , and, and ,and. . . I don't see how watching a race where the tires quit after three laps help them sell tires.

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      • Nov 6 2018 - 15:33
    • mcbhargav

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      Exactly. More competition is good for everyone. If FIA feel too capitalistic, let them impose a budget cap on the tire development too!

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      • Nov 7 2018 - 03:31
  • blade

    Posts: 341

    It's F1 - I sort see the difference between diff engines and diff tyres - the teams could opt for which tyre they prefer - it makes for better racing imo. Im not sure Pirelli would want two teams, not because of fear of losing 'exposure' but because the economics wouldn't be so clear for investment. It's s difficult one I guess.

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    • Nov 7 2018 - 09:59

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