After three separate meetings during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, the teams still haven’t been able to reach a final decision regarding F1’s tyre situation for the 2011 season and beyond.
This is starting to look like a company sub-committee!
The latest of the trio of meetings occurred on the Sunday morning of the race, with team bosses evaluating solid proposals by three tyre manufacturers – Michelin, Pirelli and Avon – with further rumours speculating that Bridgestone might reverse its decision to abandon F1 at the end of the current season.
As we announced in the lead-up to the Spanish Grand Prix, Pirelli threw its hat in the ring and according to FOTA’s technical chief Ross Brawn, it is “a good proposal … which we’re looking into seriously,” he told the BBC.
Further meetings should occur in the next week, where a decision will hopefully be reached. Every day in delaying a decision only serves to compress the time the teams will have to design their bespoke 2011 contenders.