Pirelli have renewed their tyre supply contract for F1, F2 and F3 until the end of 2027 season.
Pirelli’s contract was set to expire at the end of next season but after competition from Bridgestone, th Italian tyre manufacturer has been handed a new three-year contract covering 2025-27 seasons.
Pirelli though have had faced various controversies since they took over from Bridgestone in 2011 from tyre blow-outs in the first half of the 2013 season to as recently as last weekend in Qatar, which saw FIA forced to limit teams to 18-lap tyre stints for safety reasons.
Speaking about the decision to reward Pirelli with a new contract despite those controversies, F1 issued the following statement.
“Throughout this time Pirelli has always engaged positively with drivers, teams, the FIA and Formula 1 to deliver tyres to enable excellent racing, analysing data and gathering feedback to continuously improve the product year on year.”
From next season, all of Pirelli’s tyres used in F1 events will be FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council), meaning that forest-based components of the tyres will be managed to preserve biological diversity and create benefits for local communities and workers with economic sustainability.
President and CEO of F1, Stefano Domenicali added that Pirelli have supported F1 through various technology and technical regulations changes, whilst delivering tyres that have allowed “fantastic racing for our fans,” and has been “an invaluable partner,” to the sport.
Domenicali also iterated that Pirelli’s “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,” allows them to progress towards Net Zero 2030 target.
Pirelli’s Executive Vice President and CEO, Marco Tronchetti Provera is “delighted” that F1 has renewed their contract with support of the FIA, in an era when F1 “is enjoying an extraordinary period of growth both in terms of audience and global expansion,” with youth reach on the rise.