There will be no favouritism when it comes to Formula One teams and the sports new tyres supplier Pirelli.
The teams have agreed that everyone will compete on a level playing field as far as the tyres are concerned.
Pirelli will take over from Bridgestone as the sport’s official tyre supplier next year and there have been fears that some teams could get one over their rivals by forming a close relationship with the Italian company.
However, Autosport has reported that the teams held a “lengthy meeting at the Japanese Grand Prix” and “agreement was reached for there to be total transparency of tyre development.
Graeme Lowdon, Virgin Racing CEO, told Autosport: “I think it is less a case of pooling information, more an agreement for people to be open.
“What no one wanted was to see a special relationship developing between the new supplier and a particular team, so everyone is of the opinion for there to be no special relationships.
“There is no established system, but the idea if someone goes to the tyre supplier and asks for some information then everybody will get it, rather than something special or unique.
“You will still have your tyre man allocated to you, and still work on a one-to-one basis there, but the general picture is that everyone is afforded the same information.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team