Frustrated Pirelli ready to quit, says chief

Hembery's warning comes after a series of negative comments from all sides following the pit-stop-decorated Spanish Grand Prix earlier this month and an open war of words between the teams about the fast-wearing tyres supplied to F1 this year.

updated: May 23, 2013 23:21 IST
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Monte-Carlo, Moncao: Italian tyre suppliers Pirelli on Thursday gave Formula One a stark warning about their current stalled talks on a new deal -- and warned they are ready to pull out at the end of this season.

Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery said that the sport was facing an "extremely serious situation" which must be resolved quickly. If not, he said, Pirelli would find it impossible to make new tyres for the 2014 season.

"Apparently on September 1, we are meant to tell them (the teams) everything that they need to know with the tyres for next season, but now we are in mid-May," he explained.

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