Pirelli to supply four types of slick in 2011

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The F1 tyre arrangements under Pirelli in 2011 will be similar to those under Bridgestone this year.

Pirelli will supply four types of dry weather tyre plus intermediate and wet weather tyres, as Bridgestone currently do.

There are no changes expected in the rules under which drivers have a choice of two compounds during a race weekend and must use one of each during the race.

Pirelli says it expects a “realistic and collaborative approach with all the teams, ensuring that manufacturing and logistical costs are shared fairly.”

It also has “a firm eye on the future, as in full collaboration with all the teams, research into innovative new tyre developments is a vital part of this exciting programme.”

This may refer to an expected change to 18-inch wheels in 2013, bringing F1 closer into line with typical wheel sizes seen on the road.

Pirelli will also supply tyres to GP2 from 2011-2013, replacing Bridgestone. It already provides tyres for GP3.

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