Pirelli to issue clearer tyre guidelines to teams
Pirelli aims to provide Formula 1 teams with more detailed information regarding tyre usage ahead of this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Tyres were at the centre of controversy in Monza when Mercedes were summoned to the stewards post race after claims the tyres fitted to its cars were under the specified 19.5 PSI rating when measured on the grid.
Lewis Hamilton’s Italian Grand Prix victory was placed in doubt before stewards later cleared Mercedes of any wrongdoing, after the team proved the tyres were of the correct PSI rating when fitted to the cars.
In a bid to avoid a repeat of the incident, Pirelli boss Paul Hembery has confirmed the Italian manufacturer will work with the FIA this weekend to ensure clearer guidelines are issued to teams.
“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 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 at Monza.”
Pirelli has nominated soft and super soft compounds for the Singapore Grand Prix.