Pirelli eyes 'long term' F1 foray - report

By Motorsport.com/GMM

Pirelli is targeting a "long term" presence in Formula One, the Italian company's president said in Turkey on Saturday.

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Marco Tronchetti Provera met at Istanbul Park with the Formula One drivers and afterwards posed for a photograph, the BBC reported during morning practice.

He told reporters Pirelli had "achieved" its target so far but suggested that a longer future than the initial three-year contract as official supplier is likely.

"If it is a formula that is not too costly, we are ready to continue," Reuters quotes him as saying.

The report also said Provera would be open to a tyre war, such as the one between Bridgestone and Michelin that ended in 2006.

"We are open. It's always a question of costs. It can be challenging," he added.

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