Pirelli becomes F1’s global tyre partner until 2027
Pirelli is to become the sole supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, as well as the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championships as part of a three-year deal.
Pirelli has extended its presence in Formula 1 as Global Tyre Partner, after Formula 1 and the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) accepted the Italian tyre firm’s offer from 2025 to 2027, with an additional option, from the FIA and FOM, to prolong the partnership for a further season.
The moves comes as Pirelli pledges to be part of Formula 1’s Net Zero Carbon ambitions by 2030. The tyre 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 tyre.
From 2024, Pirelli has stated the tyres used in FIA Formula One World Championship events will be FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council). FSC forest management certification ensures full traceability of forest based materials along the supply chain and confirms that the plantations of the forest-based components of the tyres are managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and brings benefits to the lives of local communities and workers, while fostering economic sustainability.
By the end of this latest contract (including the possible extension), Pirelli will have supplied Formula 1 for 18 consecutive years. It opened its most recent chapter in 2011 with 13-inch high-degradation tyres to hybrid power units in 2014, then wider tyres from 2017, before moving to the current 18-inch size from 2022.
Marco Tronchetti Provera, Pirelli Executive Vice-President: “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 tyres.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1: “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. 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.”