Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli will put in place a clear pre-race procedure in an attempt to avoid further controversy following an investigation into Italian Grand Prix race winner Lewis Hamilton.
The Briton’s left-rear tyre was found to be below the minimum allowed tyre pressure recommended by Pirelli, casting his race win into doubt as race stewards considered penalising him and team-mate Nico Rosberg.
However no action was taken after it became clear that Mercedes had followed the rules, but did so earlier than usual, which allowed Hamilton’s and Rosberg’s tyres to cool on the grid, resulting in lower pressures.
The FIA stated that it would work with Pirelli to “provide clear guidance to the teams on measurement protocol” in future.
Pirelli meanwhile have stated they will issue a clear pre-race procedure to ensure similar issues aren’t repeated.
“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.
“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”.