Mario Isola has confirmed that the fixed tire allocation will stay in Formula 1 for the foreseeable future.

Fixed tire allocation was one of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every driver had the same amount of tire compounds at each race weekend starting from 2020.

Though F1 is recovering from the pandemic, Isola has stated that the approach to tire allocation will stay the same. The reason for that is the fact that the teams are delighted with it.

“The teams came back to us saying actually the system is quite good, we want to keep it for the future. So it was not our decision at the end to continue with this fixed allocation,” the Pirelli head of F1 and car racing told RaceFans.

“The teams told us that if they have a fixed allocation and it’s the same for everybody so there is no advantage for one or the other, they can start planning on this fixed allocation instead of spending time and resources and people to think about one set more of medium or one set less of soft. They have that allocation, they have to work around this.”

Another reason for this decision is the switch to the 18-inch tires in 2022.

“In 2020 they said we want to continue for 2021. In 2021, with the new product for 2022, nobody was confident in deciding their compounds and breakdown and so they want to continue.

“I don’t know if 2023 they want to change but for the moment this is the answer.”

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