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Pirelli hints at lock it or lose it ultimatum to F1 teams

Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery has warned that F1 could be left without a tyre supplier if the teams do not hurry up and agree to a new contract with its sole supplier.The Italian firm stepped into the breach when Bridgestone pulled out at the end of the 2010 campaign, and has worked diligently to produce tyres that help to improve the spectacle rather than using the sport purely as a marketing tool. However, amid concerns that this year's rubber may have gone 'too aggressive', the teams are prevaricating over an extended deal, despite demanding 2014's specifications in time to complete the planning for their new cars."Apparently, on 1 September, we are meant to tell them...
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