Pirelli super-soft tyre, Monaco, 2012

Pirelli ready to meet drivers’ tyre demands

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Pirelli say they will provide tyres designed primarily for performance instead of degradation if requested to do so by Formula One Management.

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Thoughts on the upcoming fight for supremacy and survival between Haas and Manor:

It is necessary to be in the top ten for two out of the previous three years in order to get any sort of payout from FOM. So Manor is safe until the end of 2017.

However, Haas’ funds mean that Manor’s job can be expected to get progressively more difficult (continued participation of other teams permitting) as time goes on. So now is the time to be getting good people into the right places, because this is the best chance they will have of integrating into the squad in time to protect Manor’s position in 2017 and beyond.

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On this day in F1

The first race of what was called the Indy Racing League was held 20 years ago today in the aftermath of the split from the CART series. Buzz Calkins won at Walt Disney World, which closed in August last year. Ex-F1 drivers Michele Alboreto and Eddie Cheever finished fourth and tenth respectively.

Watch the race in full via IndyCar’s YouTube channel: