Bridgestone changes tyre choices for five rounds to produce more exciting races

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Bridgestone has altered the choice of tyre compounds on offer for five forthcoming races on the F1 calendar. The move is an attempt to re-create the conditions which produced an unpredictable and exciting race in Canada last week. In the German Grand Prix drivers will have to use both the super-soft and hard tyres during … Continue reading Bridgestone changes tyre choices for five rounds to produce more exciting races

Tyres to keep green stripes in 2010

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Bridgestone will continue its policy of using a green stripe to differentiate between its soft and hard tyre compounds during the 2010 season. Chief engineer at Bridgestone Motorsport Jun Matsuzaki said: “We continue to support the FIA?σΤιΌΤδσs Make Cars Green campaign so the green stripe will remain.” He also confirmed that Bridgestone will introduce new … Continue reading Tyres to keep green stripes in 2010

Bridgestone to make surprise F1 exit

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F1’s exclusive tyre supplier Bridgestone has made a surprise announcement it will quit the sport at the end of the 2010 season. This means F1 will have a new tyre supplier from 2011, but there’s no indication yet the FIA may allow the resumption of the ‘tyre war’ by letting in more than one supplier.

Renault join Ferrari’s call for softer tyres

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At the beginning of the month Ferrari claimed Bridgestone’s choice of harder tyres was disadvantaging them. Now Bridgestone has revealed its tyre choices for the final four races of the season and again it is bringing a harder set of tyres to one round – Interlagos, for the Brazilian Grand Prix. And now Renault as … Continue reading Renault join Ferrari’s call for softer tyres

Ferrari want softer Bridgestone tyres

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An interesting article on Autosport yesterday gives some more insight into how McLaren have suddenly got the upper hand in the world championship battle. Ferrari believe part of McLaren’s advantage has been because the tyres supplied by Bridgestone at recent events have suited the MP4/23 better than the F2008. With Bridgestone yet to announce their … Continue reading Ferrari want softer Bridgestone tyres

NASCAR has its own ‘Indianapolis 2005’ – but the race goes on

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We all remember the debacle of a ‘race’ F1 put on at Indianapolis in the 2005 United States Grand Prix. Yesterday NASCAR suffered its own version at the very same venue, albeit running the full oval rather than the road course. NASCAR managed to put on a full race, of sorts, with a full field. … Continue reading NASCAR has its own ‘Indianapolis 2005’ – but the race goes on

Bridgestone to widen difference between tyres in 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ but how will we know?

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Slick tyres are making their long-awaited return to Formula 1 next year. Drivers and fans have largely welcomed the return of proper racing tyres to F1. The FIA apparently intends to keep the rule requiring teams to use two different compounds per race. But in order to make this more of a challenge Bridgestone plans … Continue reading Bridgestone to widen difference between tyres in 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ but how will we know?

Did Bridgestone compromise McLaren?

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A mistake by Bridgestone, Formula 1’s sole tyre supplier, created additional problems for McLaren this weekend. Even before the race got underway the Japanese manufacturer was openly admitting it had brought the wrong choice of compounds. It chose the same combination of medium and hard tyres it brought last year, despite the race being much … Continue reading Did Bridgestone compromise McLaren?

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