MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Pirelli moves closer to inking a deal to stay in Formula 1 beyond 2013, following a meeting between Pirelli president Marco Tronchetti Provera and the sport's chief executive Bernie Ecclestone in Monaco.Provera said: "We are approaching the conditions (to sign), so we'll see."The fact is that Bernie is happy with us and also our company is still interested in the F1 project, so I hope we can get to an agreement soon and all will be well."LOOKING GOODProvera said he is proud of Pirelli's contribution to the sport so far: "We were asked to add more 'show' to the races, and I think the races are better now than before our arrival, so I think in that sense we have succeeded."As for the controversy caused by Pirelli's heavily degrading compounds in 2013, he explained: "We have developed the tyres with a car several years old, and with not enough days of testing."Meanwhile, it seems Pirelli will introduce some changes to its tyre design for the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix on June 9 after all, despite the opposition of some teams, including Force India.Bernie Ecclestone is quoted by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport: "I did it like the old days. I told the teams that they should be united."Pirelli will modify its tyres as planned." Stay with Wheels24 for the 2013 Formula 1 season – fresh reports every day.