MILAN, Italy (Nov. 20, 2015) — Automobile Club d'Italia, the sanctioning body for the Italian Formula 4 and GT championships, has renewed its race tire supply contracts with Pirelli Motorsports for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
Pirelli has been the tire supplier to both series for the past two years. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Italian F4 series is one of five national F4 series that Pirelli supplies around the world. The others are Germany, the United Kingdom South America and the U.S. (starting in 2016). The single-seat, open-wheel Formula 4 is designed as a first step on the ladder of talent designed to take aspiring drivers all the way to Formula 1 through a series of national championships.
The Italian F4 chassis is powered by an Abarth 1.4-liter turbo engine. Pirelli supplies two types of 13-inch tires — P Zero DM slicks and Cinturato WM wets.