Lack of F1 contract a bizarre situation, says Hembery
Pirelli’s motorsport director has described the absence of a tyre supply contract for next year’s Formula One championship as a “most bizarre situation.” The company’s three-year contract ends at the end of the current season and as a new deal has not been struck it must go ahead with plans for next year without any guarantee that it’ll be selected as tyre supplier.
“It’s the most bizarre situation we’re in really,” ESPN F1 reported Hembery as recently saying. “We’ve got our agreements in place with the vast majority of people involved; there’s not a clearly defined process but we’re going forward, getting the teams signed up, we’ve got the promoter signed up, we’re working on 2014.”
Hembery added that Pirelli can “only work with what we’re being asked to do.”