Pirelli confirmed F1 tyre supplier until 2016, reveals new rules

Pirelli will continue to provide rubber to Sebastian Vettel et al until at least the end of the 2016 season

The FIA and Pirelli have renewed their Formula One tyre supply contract, confirming the Italian tyre manufacturer’s presence in the series for the next three seasons. The decision ends speculation about the immediate future of the tyre supplier in F1, and will provide some stability during a transition period for F1’s rules and regulations. However, Pirelli has also announced the decision to introduce two new mandatory rules, designed in conjunction with the FIA and F1 teams to prevent the recurrence of the tyre safety issues most prevalent at Silverstone’s British grand prix in 2013.

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