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10/12/10
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F1 teams want equal tires for all
Formula One teams have agreed that everyone will compete on a level playing field when it comes to the use of Pirelli tires.

Pirelli will take over from Bridgestone as the sport's official tire 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 manufacturer.

According to Autosport, the teams held a "lengthy meeting at the Japanese Grand Prix" and "agreement was reached for there to be total transparency of tire development.

"I think it is less a case of pooling information, more an agreement for people to be open," Virgin Racing CEO Graeme Lowdon told Autosport.

"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 tire supplier and asks for some information then everybody will get it, rather than something special or unique.

"You will still have your tire 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."

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