Unfortunately for Pirelli, the decision on who will be providing the tyres for the 2011 season hasn’t been made yet as previously expected.
The recent Turkish Grand Prix was supposed to be where the decision was to be made, but Michelin had a plan of their own and sent competition boss Nick Shorrock to Istanbul. This resulted in a 90 minute meeting with no clear decision being made.
Teams are now a bit worried as they have to start designing next years car. Many teams have remedied that problem by producing the ‘technical specifications’ of the tyre they want for 2011. This will allow the design process to continue while they base everything on the current Bridgestone tyres.
At the moment both Pirelli and Michelin have been earmarked as suppliers for the 2011 season. All we have to do is keep our ears to the ground.