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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Pirelli, Sebastian Vettel’s Finger, More

Bernie Ecclestone revealed during the Russian Grand Prix weekend that Pirelli would continue as Formula One's sole tyre supplier—but the company's motorsport boss demanded assurances regarding testing before committing to the deal. Paul Hembery says real-world testing for the new, wider 2017 tyres is essential if the company is to get them right. With the tyre company satisfied it will get the chance to do this, the supply deal will go before the World Motor Sport Council for final approval. But while Pirelli seems happy with Ecclestone, not everyone has such a positive view. World Endurance Championship chief executive Gerard Neveu has accused the commercial rights chief of mounting a "clear attack" on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The la...

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