Pirelli to work with FIA to clarify tyre use procedure

Pirelli has stated that it will define a clearer procedure for both teams and fans following the controversy that followed both the Belgian and Italian Grand Prix.

The subject of tyres has dominated the F1 headlines in recent weeks after two major blow-outs in Spa, followed by Lewis Hamilton’s victory in Monza being overshadowed by an investigation into the legality of his car’s tyre pressures.

The prominence of these stories prompted the FIA to meet with the Italian tyre manufacturer to discuss a solution to provide “clear guidance to the teams on measurement protocol”.

Pirelli has today confirmed that it will collaborate with the FIA to avoid any mis-information or mis-understandings in the future.

Speaking to Motorsport.com, Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director, commented: “During these days, we will also be defining – together with the FIA – a clearer procedure enabling the teams to more easily follow the rules regarding tyre usage.”

“This is important to avoid any misunderstandings, by giving the teams more precise indications to comply with, thus avoiding what happened to Mercedes in Monza.”

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