F1 » Michelin hasn't made decision on return, but is in talks

Michelin says it might consider returning as F1's official tyre supplier in 2011 – but that there are some 'very clear conditions'.

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Lohmann - Unregistered

April 06, 2010 6:31 PM

I've read elsewhere that Michelin will charge the teams for the tires. Furthermore they won't return unless F1 change the current 13" size to around 18" and significant lower profile, to allow Michelin to exchange technology with their other motorsports tires.

DC - Unregistered

April 07, 2010 12:28 PM

Having one set of all weather boots per season would significantly reduce the carbon footprint - but that's not really what we want to see in racing is it, nor are other silly convoluted "green" ideas being bought in to the sport just because its PC - they do nothing for the racing.

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

April 07, 2010 3:00 PM

I am completely indifferent to which Company supplies tyres to F1, tyres are the most boring part of a car and that's always been a problem ,marketing wise, and why we have to have pit-stops, different compounds etc. BUT I think a single supplier is by far the best way, I remember the days when otherwise great cars were hamstrung by being on slow tyres (usually Pirellis).


April 07, 2010 6:37 PM

Tires for next year will be a major issue. Graining, compound formulas and wear data will not be shared. Bridgestone will not be providing anything to the new guy/guys. 9 months max before testing next year and tires WILL be needed to accomplish that. To me it is far more important than KERS, aero or any other things that F1 may change. My guess at this time is a SKorean tire. I don't see FIA opening the series to multiple tire suppliers. Todt needs to convince Bridgestone to stay.

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