This might well be the only place you’ll see a Pirelli tyre in F1 next year according to FOTA.
The tyre company had sounded out a return to F1 but this has been ruled out by the teams for reasons not disclosed.
The options now seem to be Avon or Michelin, with the trade off between cost to the teams and proven track record the topic for debate.
The Michelin is in the region of 3 times the cost of the Avon which over a season could be significant given the restricted budgets on the way.
Update – Pirelli have now officially announced an intention to place a bid to the FIA.
We may now see just why FOTA were so keen to dismiss them out of hand.
We wait and see!