Teams beginning to sign 2014 Pirelli tyre deals

'We have had initial talks with a few teams' - Paul Hembery

May 12 (GMM) Still unsure it will be retained as F1's official supplier, Pirelli has begun to sign supply contracts with teams for the 2014 season.

Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director
Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director

Photo by: XPB Images

That is the claim of the specialist German website motorsport-total.com, reporting that Ferrari, and Red Bull's two teams, have already signed deals with the Italian supplier.

Mercedes is also believed to have signed, but for the moment insiders at the German squad are quiet.

"We have had initial talks with a few teams," Pirelli's motor sport director Paul Hembery said.

The report said Pirelli wants to charge each team EUR 1.2 million per season for the tyre deal, but some teams are arguing that a discount is in order due to the huge sponsorship exposure enjoyed by the Italian marque in F1.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags 2014, pirelli, tyre

User photos

EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

45 photos
Josefine Lißner
F1

Josefine Lißner

1 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

9 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

30 photos
colfox72
F1

colfox72

1 photos
gillfoto
F1

gillfoto

1 photos
akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
Upload photo