Pirelli extended its presence in Formula 1 as Global Tire Partner after Formula 1 and the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) accepted the Italian tire firm’s offer for the three years from 2025 to 2027.
There is also the additional option, from the FIA and FOM, to prolong the partnership for a further season. This latest agreement, set in motion with the technical dossier received from the FIA in June, has been ratified by the FIA World Motor Sport Council and nominates Pirelli as the sole supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship as well as the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships.
Innovation and technology
“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,” said Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli Executive Vice-President.
By the end of this latest contract (including the possible extension), Pirelli will have supplied Formula 1 for 18 consecutive years, having opened its most recent chapter in 2011. Throughout that era, Pirelli has been at the forefront of all the technical challenges posed by the pinnacle of motorsport, from its debut in 2011 with 13-inch high-degradation tires to hybrid power units in 2014, then wider tires from 2017 before moving to the current 18-inch size in 2022.
Supports environmental sustainability targets
In addition, Pirelli supports the environmental sustainability targets set by Formula 1, as the sport has pledged to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030. The company is on the front line of research and development—together with the FIA and Formula 1—into innovations on both a sporting and technical level, to complement the work already carried out to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the entire life cycle of a Formula 1 tire.
“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,” said Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1.
Starting in 2024, all tires used in FIA Formula One World Championship events will be FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council), which 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.