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Pirelli: When teams are not going well they blame tyres first

Marco Provera with Bernie Ecclestone It took twenty years for Pirelli to make the big financial decision to re-enter Formula 1 as the sport's exclusive tyre supplier admits the Italian tyre maker's president Marco Tronchetti Provera, as he discussed Pirelli's return to Formula 1 in 2011. 'We were absent from Formula 1 for some 20 years due to the costs,' he reportedly said this week, according to Speed Week. 'Bernie Ecclestone repeatedly asked us, but each time I answered: If we are paid, then we come. 'But to be honest, not until mid-2010 did it become clear that the role of the sole supplier is actually paid. So we tried and we were awarded the contract,' said Provera. In 2014, Pirelli's...
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