Green light for Pirelli as World Council decisions announced

Pirelli is F1's new tyre supplier for 2011-2013, it was announced on Wednesday. A raft of other decisions were also announced after a meeting in Geneva of the World Motor Sport Council. As a response to the spygate and crashgate scandals, it...

Pirelli is F1's new tyre supplier for 2011-2013, it was announced on Wednesday.

A raft of other decisions were also announced after a meeting in Geneva of the World Motor Sport Council.

As a response to the spygate and crashgate scandals, it is "under consideration" that staff of F1 teams must hold "specific licenses" from 2011 that can be revoked by the FIA.

And in the wake of the controversy involving Michael Schumacher in Monaco, the FIA has ruled that there will be no overtaking even when the safety car pulls in on the last lap of a race.

Lewis Hamilton's fine and reprimand after qualifying in Canada has resulted in a new rule requiring drivers to stay below a "maximum time" set by the FIA on in-laps

Next year, the 107 per cent qualifying rule will reappear, and the FIA has also banned F-ducts and approved the debut of the proximity rear wing.

"In the race, you can't use it (the wing) for the first two laps at all, but after that if you're within a second of the car in front then you will be able to deploy it," McLaren's engineering director Paddy Lowe said on Wednesday.

"So that will be very interesting. That's a FOTA initiative to improve the show and I think it's very exciting."

And for the return of KERS, the minimum car-plus-driver weight will increase by a further 20kg to 640kg.

Meanwhile, a "four-race probationary super license" has been approved for Renault's official third driver Ho-Pin Tung.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Lewis Hamilton , Ho-Pin Tung
Teams McLaren