Pirelli has been confirmed as the tire partner supplying Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 until the end of 2027, following a recent tender process.

The current supply contract ran until the end of 2024, with the FIA opening up the tender for 2025-2027 earlier this year with Pirelli facing competition from Bridgestone. It has now been confirmed that the Italian manufacturer will remain the sole supplier to F1 – as well as to the junior categories on the support schedule – for a further three years, and that the tires in 2024 will be Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified for the first time.

“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,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said.

“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.”

As part of the tender process, it was set out that the tires moving forward “are designed to ensure a wide working range, minimize overheating, and have low degradation whilst also creating the possibility for variation in strategies”. Despite recent safety concerns in Qatar, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem says Pirelli has shown it is capable of responding to the performance levels of the latest generation of F1 car.

“Pirelli has been operating at the top level of motor sport for many years and I am sure that they will continue to deliver innovation and excellence on the world stage,” Ben Sulayem said. “Formula 1 is a unique challenge for the tyre 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 motor sport 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.”

Pirelli’s executive vice president Marco Tronchetti Provera added that F1 is crucial to the company not only due to the sport’s reach and popularity but for the technological challenge it provides.

“We’re delighted to extend our presence in Formula 1 and its other related championships,” he said. “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.

“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 new technical solutions, but also to accelerate fresh research, development, and production processes in making tires.

“I would also like to thank everyone at Pirelli for their passionate commitment and the quality of their work over the years, which will continue as we extend this partnership together. Our commitment to sustainability is equally strong, as proved by the FSC certification that will be introduced to our F1 tires from next year. Being at the forefront of motorsport’s pinnacle until at least 2027 adds another important value dimension to our company.”