Pirelli to define clearer tyre regulations

By on Monday, September 14, 2015
Pirelli Media

Pirelli Media

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it will be working with the FIA to define a clearer procedure following the tyre pressure situation which affected Mercedes at the Italian Grand Prix.

Mercedes was investigated after the race when its tyre pressures on the grid were deemed to be too low, following a tweak to the recommended minimum limit after a couple of tyre failures in Belgium.

Mercedes was later cleared of any wrongdoing when it was concluded that its tyre pressures did not flout the minimum starting pressure of 19.5 PSI when its cars left the garage prior to the race.

Following the controversy in Italy, Pirelli says it will work with the FIA to clarify the situation prior to this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

"We will be defining, together with the FIA, a clearer procedure enabling the teams to more easily follow the rules regarding tyre usage," said Pirelli's Paul Hembery.

"This is important to avoid any misunderstandings, by giving the teams more precise indications to comply with, thus avoiding what happened to Mercedes in Monza."

Pirelli will be bringing its Super Soft and Soft tyres to the upcoming race at Marina Bay.

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