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Pirelli: The deadline is on Monday, 9th December 2019

Pirelli is sticking with a looming deadline to decide whether Formula 1 will use the sport's exclusive tyre supplier's 2019 or 2020 offerings for next season. Given some high profile issues with the 2019 tyres, Pirelli worked on improvements for 2020, but after tests in Austin and now Abu Dhabi, drivers are complaining that they are in fact not an improvement. 'Some have noticed improvements for some tyre characteristics, but not for others,' Pirelli's F1 boss Mario Isola said in Abu Dhabi. 'The new tyres are about one-second slower,' he admitted. 'But it was not our goal to build faster tyres. The assignment from the teams was to increase the working window and reduce the risk of...
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