‘Clearer procedures’ for tyre usage

Pirelli, Formula 1 teams and motorsport's governing body, the FIA, are to work closer together to come up with a "clearer procedure" in terms of tyre usage.

F1 teams and drivers were at odds with Pirelli following the Belgian Grand Prix after Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel from Ferrari suffered high-speed blowouts.

After an "extensive investigation", Pirelli then decided to alter camber limits and upped the tyre pressure by 5psi for the Italian Grand Prix, but there was more controversy as Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel's tyres were below the minimum requirement.

The team and drivers escaped punishment at Monza, but Pirelli's Motorsport Director Paul Hembery says they are working hard with all involved to clarify the rules.

"During these days, we will be defining, together with the FIA, a clearer procedure enabling the teams to more easily follow the rules regarding tyre usage," he said.

"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."

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