Pirelli calls Formula 1 tyre contract situation "bizarre"

Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery has described the Formula 1 tyre contract situation as "bizarre"

Pirelli calls Formula 1 tyre contract situation "bizarre"

The Italian firm has been eager to finalise a new F1 supply deal for next year as its current contract runs out at the end of 2013.

Hembery went as far as saying Pirelli could if no deal was agreed quickly.

Although Pirelli is understood to have agreed a commercial deal with most teams, there has been no news from the FIA.

Hembery admitted the situation is strange, as Pirelli continues to work towards 2014 with teams and the ruling body.

"It is the most bizarre situation," said Hembery. "We have agreements in place with the vast majority of people involved, but there is not a clearly defined process.

"We are going forward, getting teams signed up, getting promoters signed up and working on 2014. We can only work with what we are being asked to do.

"We have cooperation from teams, cooperation with promoters and ongoing cooperation from the FIA, so until someone tells us something different we don't see what we should do differently."

Hembery believes his company is back on the right path with its tyre choices following the dramas seen during the .

"We wanted to get things back on line," he said. "It was a different type of race in Hungary and at the Nurburgring but we've seen some good racing.

"The last two races are a good testimony to what we have been asked to do."

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