Pirelli to define "clearer procedure" for tyre use

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it will define a clearer procedure regarding tyre usage following the Italian Grand Prix controversy.

Lewis Hamilton's victory at Monza was placed in doubt when the stewards were asked to investigate if his Mercedes team had broken the rules as a result of finding one of his tyres below the minimum pressure recommended by Pirelli before the start of the race.

In the end, however, it was found Mercedes had operated within the rules and Hamilton kept the win.

Mercedes said after the race it would welcome a tighter protocol to avoid further confusion.

The FIA said afterwards it wanted to meet with Pirelli to find a solution to "provide clear guidance to the teams on measurement protocol."

Pirelli said on Monday it will be working with the FIA to avoid any future misunderstandings.

"During these days, we will also be defining, together with the FIA, a clearer procedure enabling the teams to more easily follow the rules regarding tyre usage," said Pirelli's Paul Hembery in a Singapore GP preview.

"This is important to avoid any misunderstandings, by giving the teams more precise indications to comply with, thus avoiding what happened to Mercedes in Monza".

 

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