As per a request from motor sport's world governing body, the FIA, Pirelli had until September 1 to submit proposals for next year.
This has always posed difficulties for Pirelli, not least due to the significant change in engine regulations from next season which it knows will result in substantial alterations to the tyres' rubber.
Crucially, Pirelli still does not have a new contract in place with the FIA that confirms them as official tyre supplier beyond this year.
It is understood with Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA announcing last Saturday ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix they are close to signing a new Concorde Agreement, a new deal for Pirelli should also follow suit.
In the meantime, Pirelli at least has additional time on its side to finalise their tyre details for 2014.
"We're in the most bizarre situation," said Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery.
"There isn't a clearly defined process but we're going forward, getting the teams signed up, the promoter (Ecclestone) signed up and we're working on 2014.
"We've agreements in place with the majority of the people involved, co-operation from them, and we've ongoing co-operation from the FIA.
"Until somebody tells us anything different, we don't know what we should be doing differently.
"For now, with regards to the plans for 2014, we're going for October 1st, so we've a few more weeks yet."
Pirelli can at least move on with the worst seemingly behind them in the wake of the tyre blowouts that rocked the Italian manufacturer and the sport over the weekend of the British Grand Prix.
Following untroubled weekends since then in Germany and Hungary, with a new spec of tyre introduced at the latter race that will remain in place for the remainder of the season, Pirelli appears to have proven its critics wrong.
For Hembery, that is not the point as he said: "We don't set out to do that. We just wanted to get things back on line.
"It was a different type of race in Germany and Hungary, but we saw some good racing, and if you watched as a fan on television then I'm sure you would have enjoyed it.
"That's what we are here to do - to deliver good racing. And I feel the last two races have been testimony to that approach."
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