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Bridgestone Rumoured to Be Up Against Pirelli for Tyre Contract

Written by Emily Allen, Edited by Debargha Banerjee

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Back in 2011, the iconic Pirelli tyres became the official Formula One tyre supplier, taking over from Bridgestone. The Italian manufacturer’s contract is coming to its conclusion at the end of the 2024 season. This contract was initially due to end in 2023, however, Pirelli was given a year’s extension due to new technical regulations prompted by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

As Pirelli’s contract conclusion is in sight, earlier in 2023, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), opened their applications for other tyre manufacturers to throw in their hats for the upcoming contract period of 2025 to 2027, with a possible extension option until 2028. The official F1 tyre supplier contract is a highly sought prestigious agreement that would also include distribution to F1’s feeder series, Formula 2 and Formula 3.

Rumour has it that the well-known Japanese tyre manufacturer, Bridgestone, has thrown in their bid for contention. Bridgestone has not yet confirmed these rumours nor have they denied whether they’ve officially applied. However, Pirelli has established its intentions in continuing the current partnership.

The deadline for submission was back in May, and endorsed bidders will be announced on June 16.

So stay in tune at and get to be the first to know about the future of the tyre suppliers in F1.


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