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Hankook could replace Pirelli for 2020

Hankook enters the frame as Formula 1's potential next sole tyre supplier.

Hankook has entered the frame as Formula 1's potential next sole tyre supplier.

In 2013, it was reported that the South Korean tyre marque had "several meetings" with then-F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

It came to nothing, but Germany's Auto Motor und Sport claims that Hankook is once again in the frame.

Pirelli's current contract runs out in 2019, and it is rumoured that F1 intends to switch from 13- to 18-inch wheels for 2020 or 2021.

The German magazine said that the FIA is currently collecting expressions of interest for the next sole F1 tyre contract to run from 2020 to the end of 2022.

"A decision will be taken in September," the publication added.

Hankook already supplies tyres in the DTM and Formula 3 categories.

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