Pirelli has announced that it will continue as global tire partner to Formula 1 to at least 2027. F1 and the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) accepted the Italian firm’s offer for the three-year period from 2025 to 2027 with the option to prolong the partnership for a further season. This latest agreement has been ratified by the FIA World Motor Sport Council and nominates Pirelli as sole supplier to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship as well as the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships.
“We’re delighted to extend our presence in Formula 1 and its other related championships,” said Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli executive vice-president. “Pirelli was there when Formula 1 was born in 1950 and with this latest renewal, the firm will now be a protagonist throughout nearly two decades of the modern Formula 1 era.”
The tire maker says its commitment to Formula 1 represents an opportunity to innovate and experiment with new processes and technologies. These include artificial intelligence, all with the aim of technology transfer onto the road.
“Innovation and technology are locked into Pirelli’s DNA, and Formula 1 constitutes the ultimate open air laboratory to not only try out and test new technical solutions, but also to accelerate fresh research, development and production processes in making tires,” Tronchetti Provera said. “Being at the forefront of motorsport’s pinnacle until at least 2027 adds another important value dimension to our company.”
Pirelli has now been supplying Formula 1 consistently since 2011 when it debuted the 13in high-degradation tires. Since then it has adapted to hybrid power units in 2014, then wider tires from 2017 before moving to the current 18in size from 2022.
“Since returning to the sport in 2011 Pirelli has been an invaluable partner, supporting Formula 1 through new generations of technology and technical regulations and delivering tires to enable fantastic racing for our fans,” said Stefano Domenicali, president and CEO of Formula 1.
“The company’s commitment to quality, innovation and their 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, will ensure we continue to work together toward our shared net zero 2030 goal.”
Starting from 2024, all tires used in Formula 1 championship events will be FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council). FSC forest management certification ensures full traceability of forest based materials along the supply chain and confirms that the plantations of the forest-based components of the tires are managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and brings benefits to the lives of local communities and workers, while fostering economic sustainability.
“Pirelli has been operating at the top level of motorsport for many years and I am sure that they will continue to deliver innovation and excellence on the world stage,” said Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of the FIA.
“Formula 1 is a unique challenge for the tire supplier and Pirelli has demonstrated great commitment to producing tires that meet the extreme demands of these incredible cars. I would like to thank Pirelli for its ongoing support of motorsport, not only in Formula 1, but in many other championships and categories at every level. Work will continue in the coming years to take further strides both in terms of performance and sustainability and Pirelli have made strong commitments to both of these targets.”