Formula 1 has extended the deal for Pirelli to supply the world championship until the end of the 2027 season with the option to continue for a further year.
The Italian company has exclusively supplied the F1 grid since 2011 and has worked through the sport’s recent technical evolutions including the shift to 1.6-litre hybrid power units and the adoption 18-inch tyres coinciding with the ground effect regulations last year.
Pirelli staved off opposition from Bridgestone, which was looking to return to F1 having last been involved during the 2010 season.
‘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 tyres to enable fantastic racing for our fans,” said Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.
‘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 towards our shared Net Zero 2030 goal.
‘I would also like to commend Bridgestone for their impressive proposal and engagement throughout the process. They have a proud legacy in our sport and I would like to thank them for their highly professional and passionate engagement with us.’
Pirelli currently has six compounds of slick tyre, designated from C0 to C5, plus as an intermediate and a wet. It added a new slick compound at the harder end of the spectrum this year.
The front tyres used in F1 are 305/720-18 size and the rear tires are 405/720-18.
F1’s extension of its tyre supply agreement with Pirelli also extends to the FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 championships.
‘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,” said the company’s Executive Vice President and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera.
‘Thanks to the impetus from Liberty Media and the support of the FIA, the sport is enjoying an extraordinary period of growth both in terms of audience and global expansion, increasing its following among younger generations as well.
‘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…