Pirelli to continue as Formula 1 tyre supplier

By on Sunday, October 11, 2015
Pirelli Media

Pirelli Media

Pirelli will continue to act as Formula 1's sole tyre supplier until the end of the 2019 season after agreeing a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone.

Pirelli has been the sport's sole tyre supplier since the start of 2011, though the FIA opened up a tender process, in which Pirelli was joined by Michelin in lodging a bid for the 2017-19 contract.

Ecclestone confirmed prior to the start of the Russian Grand Prix that Pirelli would extend its stay in the sport and the Italian company confirmed that a deal has been reached.

"Regarding the recent news,we can confirm that the commercial deal for 2017-2019 has been reached," Pirelli confirmed.

"The official procedure will follow."

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