F1 » Michelin, Avon leading tyre F1 battle


Battle for F1 tyre contract looks set to be a two horse race between Michelin and Cooper Avon

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guzziclub - Unregistered

April 29, 2010 1:02 PM

Would be great to see Avon doing this. It is in their blood I think, they could survive without motorsports and are not a mass market brand like the others (maybe this is part of their strategy to become one again?).

guzziclub - Unregistered

April 29, 2010 1:03 PM

Would be great to see Avon doing this. It is in their blood I think, they could not survive without motorsports and are not a mass market brand like the others (maybe this is part of their strategy to become one again?).

Whither Alonso - Unregistered

April 29, 2010 4:30 PM

At the US Grand Prix, blame the track, not Michelin. F1 tyres are not meant to run on an oval like that.

Remember tha Michelin was the class of F1 tyres when Mich & Bridgestone were head-to-head and Alonso was 2 X WDC. One bad racetrack, don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Incredible shortsidedness.

Paddockman - Unregistered

April 29, 2010 4:54 PM

rob01 is right. Michelin brought an F1 tire to Indy in 2004 and it worked OK. Also, Bridgestone ran F1 tires at Indy several times without problems.

Michelin were pushing performance which is OK but they had no back up, which is inexcusable. F1 is well rid of them. Don't have them back!

rob01

April 29, 2010 5:04 PM

Michelin now wants big money for their tires from the teams and other tire competition. Not to mention a 18 inch tire. Bernie is not going to bow to these demands. And for some reason FOTA has always allowed Bernie to sort the tires for the series. Don't really understand that one.

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