Tyre deal for Pirelli to get green light on Wednesday

Wed, 23 June 2010, 10:01

Jun.23 (GMM) Pirelli on Wednesday is tipped to finally be approved as formula one’s new tyre supplier for 2011.

With the teams’ FOTA group signing a letter of intent to be supplied by the Italian brand, and contracts having apparently also been signed with Bernie Ecclestone, the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council is set to meet in Geneva.

Media reports, including by Italy’s Autosprint, claim one outcome of the meeting could be the announcement of a three-year official supply deal for Pirelli.

FIA president Jean Todt recently appeared keener on seeing Michelin return to formula one, but after a meeting in Paris is believed to have now approved the Pirelli deal.

It is also believed the possibility of disciplinary action against the failed 2010 team USF1 will be decided in Geneva on Wednesday.

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