Continuity in Formula 1 since 2011
Supply of FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 also confirmed
Option to extend agreement for 2028
The FIA confirms that the World Motor Sport Council has approved the recommendation of the Formula 1 Commercial Rights Holder to select Pirelli as the Sole Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship for 2025-2027, with an option to extend the agreement for a further year.
Pirelli will also supply the FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 Championships for the same period, ensuring that the young drivers are getting the most relevant experience possible to hone their skills and prepare for a future in the elite competition of Formula 1.
This announcement follows a detailed technical analysis of the submissions made during the tender process. The targets set out during the tender were agreed through consultation with the Commercial Rights Holders and the teams, and are designed to ensure a wide working range, minimise overheating, and have low degradation whilst also creating the possibility for variation in strategy.
Environmental sustainability formed a significant element of the technical requirements set out by the FIA, and Pirelli demonstrated best practice and innovation in consideration of the complete life cycle of the tyres. For the first time, starting in 2024 all tyres used in FIA Formula One World Championship events will be FSC®-certified (Forest Stewardship Council®). This innovation and commitment to setting standards in environmental sustainability is crucial to the future of the sport and all of its stakeholders.
The FIA will continue to work with Pirelli, FOM and the teams as it has done for more than a decade to ensure that the objectives for the Sole Tyre Supplier are aligned with the broader technical, sporting and sustainability strategy of Formula 1.
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “Pirelli has been operating at the top level of motor sport for many years and I am sure that they will continue to deliver innovation and excellence on the world stage. Formula 1 is a unique challenge for the tyre supplier, and Pirelli has demonstrated great commitment to producing tyres that meet the extreme demands of these incredible cars. I would like to thank Pirelli for its ongoing support of motor sport not only in Formula 1, but in many other championships and categories at every level. Work will continue in the coming years to take further strides both in terms of performance and sustainability, and Pirelli have made strong commitments to both of these targets.”
Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli Executive Vice-President said: “We’re delighted to extend or presence in Formula 1 and its other related championships. Pirelli was there when Formula 1 was born in 1950, and with this latest renewal, the firm will now be a protagonist throughout nearly two decades of the modern Formula 1 era. Thanks to the impetus from Liberty Media and the support of the FIA, the sport is enjoying an extraordinary period of growth both in terms of audience and global expansion, increasing its following among younger generations as well. Innovation and technology are locked into Pirelli’s DNA, and Formula 1 constitutes the ultimate open air laboratory to not only try out and test new technical solutions, but also to accelerate fresh research, development, and production processes in making tyres. I would also like to thank everyone at Pirelli for their passionate commitment and the quality of their work over the years, which will continue as we extend this partnership together. Our commitment to sustainability is equally strong, as proved by the FSC certification that will be introduced to our F1 tyres from next year. Being at the forefront of motorsport’s pinnacle until at least 2027 adds another important value dimension to our company.”
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1 said: “Since returning to the sport in 2011 Pirelli has been an invaluable partner, supporting Formula 1 through new generations of technology and technical regulations and delivering tyres to enable fantastic racing for our fans. The company’s commitment to quality, innovation and their deep knowledge of our sport will be vital in the coming years as we approach our new regulations in 2026 and the work Pirelli is focused on relating to sustainability, proven by the FSC certification, will ensure we continue to work together towards our shared Net Zero 2030 goal.” – www.fia.com