FIA gives green light to new Michelins

Following its meeting with representatives of Michelin, plus the McLaren and Williams F1 teams, earlier this week, the technical department of the sport's governing body, the FIA, has confirmed its belief that the new Michelin front tyre will pass its inspection in this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza

FIA gives green light to new Michelins

The FIA's technical delegate, Charlie Whiting, was central to the discussions on the subject. He is satisfied that the new Michelin front tyre will comply with the FIA's longstanding 270mm front tread rule in the new post-race inspection, as long as it is used in the same way as it was in testing at Monza last week.

A statement from the FIA said: "With hindsight it is regrettable that those using Michelin tyres did not consult the FIA about possible excess tread width as soon as they became aware of it. However, as far as the FIA technical department is concerned, the matter is now closed and the championship can continue with all teams on an equal footing."

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