Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

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Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby Kop Alonso » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 1:35 pm

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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby AlesiFan » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 1:37 pm

Motor racing without tyres? Plenty of challenges to keep Mr Toad occupied in the coming months then. :lol)
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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby Murray Walker » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 2:05 pm

Good grief. That's a surprise.

Time to welcome Michelin back with open arms :whistle:
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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby Pepper » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 2:09 pm

Would like to see Good year back....


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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby CrazyChick » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 2:13 pm

Doubt Michelin will be interested, reason they quit F1 was due to only 1 tyre manufacturer being allowed. they wanted the competition you get between 2 tyre manufacturers, and therefore increased press coverage.
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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby Chilli Burger » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 6:05 pm

I thought that Michelin got into MM's bad books for Indianapolis. He seemed to have his knife in them.

Is he still there?
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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby Daniel » Mon 02 Nov, 2009 9:14 pm

Perhaps a return of the tyre war? I thought it added an extra dimension to everything, but the FIA seemed to feel otherwise.

I've always said that it would be great to have at least 3 options of tyre supplier. Michelin, Goodyear, Dunlop... more the merrier I say.
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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby CrazyChick » Thu 18 Mar, 2010 2:38 pm

Bridgestone: No U-turn on F1 exit
Thursday, March 18th 2010

Formula 1 tyre supplier Bridgestone has played down talk that it is reconsidering its decision to quit the sport at the end of the year.

The Japanese company announced at the end of last year that it was to withdraw from F1 at the end of 2010, when its contract to supply tyres to the championship comes to an end.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82214

Awaiting FIA to open Tender process for Tyre supplier 2011 - ?? but unlikely to submit a tender.
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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby Daniel » Thu 01 Apr, 2010 8:11 pm

Return of Michelin and of the tyre war?

Michelin is closing in on a deal to return to Formula 1 next year, AUTOSPORT has learned, but it may not be as a standard tyre supplier....

... Although a replacement standard tyre supplier would require the FIA to go through an official tender process, it is believed there is a chance the governing body will simply open up the entry criteria to allow any qualified manufacturer in - reigniting an F1 tyre war....


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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby Murray Walker » Thu 01 Apr, 2010 9:12 pm

I don't particularily care who supplies the tyres so long as they do away with this must use both compounds rubbish.
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Re: Bridgestone to quit F1 after 2010

Postby genji » Tue 06 Apr, 2010 12:47 pm

No news to report yet on Michelin F1 story:
http://www.motorsport.com/news/article. ... 2836&FS=F1
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