As reported by Autoevolution , Reuters and several other outlets already today, Pirelli will remain the official tire supplier of Formula One until 2018, after signing a five-year deal with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
“Pirelli can continue as Formula One’s sole tire supplier next season, the governing FIA said on Friday in a statement that also raised the possibility of a single fuel provider in future.” = Reuters
Even though the information hasn’t been officially confirmed, with FIA only saying “Pirelli may continue to supply tires… subject to the requisite technical and safety standards of the FIA being met”, Pit Pass reports that the deal will last through 2018, which means five more seasons.
Pirelli has been providing tires for Formula One since 2010, when Bridgestone decided to withdraw as sole supplier. Pirelli previously supplied a number of Formula One teams with track rubber in 1950–1958, 1981–1986 and 1989–1991.