The FIA has officially launched the Invitation of Tender for the Single Supply of race tyres for the Formula 1 World Championship from the 2025 season.
The tender covers 2025 to 2027, with an option also in place for 2028.
The supplier would also provide tyres for the Formula 2 and Formula 3 junior categories.
Pirelli has been F1’s sole tyre supplier since the 2011 campaign, with its current contract expiring at the end of the 2024 season.
It has gone through a number of different tyre formulas during its stint in the sport, including switching to 18-inch rims from the 2022 campaign.
18-inch tyres will continue to be used for the period set out in the latest tender, ensuring relevance to road tyre technology.
The FIA says that the targets set out in the tender remain largely unchanged.
“These targets have been agreed through consultation with the Commercial Rights Holders and the Teams, and are designed to ensure a wide working range, minimise overheating, and have low degradation whilst also creating the possibility for variation in strategy,” the FIA said.
Amid the sport’s push towards sustainability, the tender will require interested suppliers to provide an analysis of the impact the tyres would have on the environment..
They would also need to “demonstrate best practice and innovation when considering the complete life cycle of the tyres”.
“Other technological updates will include the requirement for tyres to be fitted with electronic identification to improve the efficiency of the scrutineering procedures,” the FIA added.
Prior to Pirelli being granted the sole supplier of the sport, F1 had a long relationship with Bridgestone, while Michelin also supplied tyres alongside the Japanese company in the early 2000s.
The FIA noted that the technical specifications for the revenant tender are confirmed for F1, with F2 and F3 set to follow suit in the coming weeks.
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