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Italian tyre maker’s Pirelli are believed to have
taken a step nearer towards a F1 come back after holding talks with the teams in Canada. The Pirelli motorsport director, Paul Hembery, reportedly met with some of the teams on Sunday to iron out problems that are standing in the way of a official contract being signed.

The next plan in the deal is winning over the FIA after President Jean Todt freshly made it clear that motorsport central body would have the final say in next year’s tyre dealer.

“Hopefully it can be a collective consensus of opinion,” Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Autosport.

“What is massively important for us as an independent team is that costs are under control. Ideally there will be a single tyre supplier in order to ensure consistency and compatibility with all teams.

“I think the Pirelli deal that seems to be on the table looks to be commercially and practically very attractive, and that seems to be the consensus of the majority of teams.
“But it is important that the FIA and FOM agree with the relevant tyre supplier.”

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