Not my cup of cake
So Pirelli get the contract to be sole supplier SSDD!
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/84895Pirelli has promised Formula 1 fans that it will take an 'aggressive' approach to its tyre choice for next season in a bid to help improve the show.
With the Italian tyre manufacturer having taken on board the lessons from this year's Canadian Grand Prix, which was turned into a great spectacle because of rubber that was difficult to manage, Pirelli says that careful thought will now be made about how best to approach 2011.
I think it means they won't be producing compounds which can last a whole race, as was the case with Kamui at Valencia.snowy said:Does this mean every race next season will be a lottery?
Since when? Could this really be a done deal already, or has Bernie lost the plot completely? (another shocker) All we've heard the last couple weeks are threats and innuendo surrounding the possible tire suppliers from next season. And has Pirelli ever had individual deals with "the teams they want to do a deal with"?We have a long-term contract with Pirelli, as the FIA do. And I think most of the teams have – I think they’ve done a deal with all the teams they want to do a deal with.
This deal must relate to the Advertising/Signage seen all over the F1 world displaying Pirelli. I recently read that the deal is worth around 21 Million dollars to Bernie. So you can imagine why he stood steadfastly behind Pirelli throughout this saga, and why he would be orchestrating other deals behind the scenes to protect this income.when asked on Thursday about Pirelli's situation, chief executive Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt,: "We have got a contract with Pirelli for next year."