Hankook confirmed as Pirelli's rival for the F1 2020 tire contract | Season 2020


The FIA ​​authorized the purposes of two producers wishing to turn out to be the official provider of Components 1 tires from 2020.

Pirelli, official tire provider of F1 since 2011 and rival producer Hankook has been knowledgeable by the FIA ​​that its requests adjust to the technical and safety necessities of the decision for tenders.

Liberty Media, F1 business rights holder, will now negotiate with every of those operators A Components 1 spokesperson advised RaceFans: "I can verify that we’ve got began business discussions with the 2 future tire suppliers

Nonetheless, she is already lively in different branches of motorsport, together with as an unique provider of tires for the DTM and FIA European Components three championships.

Hankook division didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The chosen producer would be the unique unique provider of F1 from 2020 to 2023. The present 13-inch wheel format might be retained for 2020, after which the game might be upgraded to 18-inch wheels. Warming blankets can even be prohibited when the scale of the wheels modifications.

The director of Pirelli Motorsport, Mario Isola, mentioned that the targets specified within the name for tenders are "tough", particularly from 2021: "18 inches, no blankets , many […]

"It's difficult as a result of there are quite a lot of particulars in phrases not simply of degradation," he mentioned. "Degradation is probably the most seen curiosity, [there is a lot of] curiosity in degradation.

"However there’s a lot to do, there’s quite a lot of peak efficiency or rigidity of the tires. There are quite a lot of particulars within the goal letter.

Michelin confirmed final month that it had refused the chance to return to F1, claiming that it disagreed with sure elements of the tire format supply in inches and wish to supply rubber with excessive degradation.

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