F1 » Michelin to return?


Michelin says it is prepared to comeback and supply tyres for F1 2011, but only at a price.

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Alan D - Unregistered

April 02, 2010 8:32 PM

Pirelli have previously expressed interest in returning to F1 but only if the wheel sizes and profiles were changed. Interestingly, changing the rear-wheel size was one of the topics discussed by the teams this weekend.

douggren50 - Unregistered

April 03, 2010 7:27 AM

Rumours, rumours and more rumours, still Michelin would be a better option than Kumho et al from Korea. Race teams should pay for tyres after all they have to pay for every other bit of their cars so paying a commercial price for tyres is not out of the question, also in every other motorsport the tyre makers have advertising around the circuits. :rolleyes:

DW - Unregistered

April 03, 2010 8:29 AM

Until the rules allow for a relatively even split - between the car, engine, driver & tyres - in influencing the results, F1 will need a single tyre supplier.

DW - Unregistered

April 03, 2010 8:51 AM

Pitpass had a interesting article on the overtaking problems in F1, & discussed the use of super hard tyres ... which makes lots of sense.

The thinking was along these lines
a) really hard tyres would restrict the cars massive acceleration & eliminate short breaking distances
b) the tyres wouldn't shred their rubber into 'balls' off the racing line, which is creating a single racing line - even on wide circuits

Makes sense.
Perhaps the FIA should just commission a spec F1 tyre that will last at least 3 race distances with very little performance drop off, & restrict teams to 1 set per weekend ... call it "F1 Tyre" & eliminate any manufacturer using F1 for 'marketing'?

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