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    Bridgestone to exit F1

    Looks like 2010 will be the last year for Bridgestone in F1.

    planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5669403,00.html

    I wonder whom will step in?

     


    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

    Good question, maybe Michelin? Or will it be depending on the teams to find new tire manufacturers?


    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

    I was thinking the same thing - it must surely be Michelin. Unless one of the other major tyre manufacturers decide to showcase their talent by means of supplying tyres to F1. 


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    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

    If there were more than one tire manufacturer it would add to the excitement. I loved it when Bridgestone and Michelin tires were on the cars.

    I heard Nitto tires were interested. Smiley


    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

    everything is exiting F1  


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    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

     Michelin always said they do not want to be sole provider of tires in F1, they want competition.

    Funny how Bridgestone says they were "awarded" the F1 contract when in fact Michelin did not want it...


    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

    Well, there are always the ricers' favorites, Kumho and Toyo............

    Maybe Bernie might even consider some unknown Chinese brands just to grab some chinese $$$.


    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

    Pirelli perhaps?


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    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

    917962:

    If there were more than one tire manufacturer it would add to the excitement. I loved it when Bridgestone and Michelin tires were on the cars.

    I heard Nitto tires were interested. Smiley

    What I didn't like about the Bridgestone/Michelin times had to stick to their tire manufacturer, no matter what. 

    Anyone remembers the devastating Indianapolis GP 2005

    I think teams should be able to chose tires depending on the track, without that, there is no real competition between the tire makers.


    Re: Bridgestone to exit F1

     I won't argue about the mess that was Indy but I do believe that if a chicane was put in the Michelin shod cars would have ran. This is offcourse rumour!

    What I liked was seeing how some tracks and or conditions would favor a certain tire. If it rained you knew the Michelins would be superior.


     
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