Pirelli has showed their interest in remaining as the sole supplier of F1, F2 and F3 championship after FIA floated new tender.

In a not so unexpected move, Pirelli is the first to confirm its interest in continuing as the sole tyre supplier of Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships beyond the current contract that ends at the end of the 2024 season.

The next cycle will begin in 2025 and end in 2027 with an option to extend for 2028, where the intimation has to be made by the end of 2026. Pirelli has been with F1 since 2011 when Bridgestone left and wishes to continue for four more seasons.

Pirelli is more than a tyre supplier as the Italian manufacturer fills in as a good commercial partner too, where it sponsors multiple grands prix in a year. In the last round of selection, the company did manage to beat Hankook on possibly commercial terms.

“The FIA has now published the invitation to participate in the next tender process for the supply of tyres to the top single-seater championships – FIA Formula One World Championship, Formula 2 and Formula 3 – for the three year period from 2025-2027 (with an option for 2028),” said Pirelli in a small statement. The document outlines technical characteristics that are broadly in line with the tyres used today and their relevance to technology transfer from track to road, putting a particular emphasis on sustainability.

“The framework described by the FIA is closely aligned to Pirelli’s motorsport strategy and so is of great interest, with the Italian company having been Global Tyre Partner to the sport for more than a decade, since 2011. A definitive decision about Pirelli’s participation in the selection process will naturally be taken after a detailed examination of the FIA’s document.”

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