F1 » Michelin close to dropping out

Michelin moves closer to dropping out of the race to become the 2011 F1 tyre supplier

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s - Unregistered

June 15, 2010 10:40 AM

Already there are whispers that "certain teams" are trying to get influence with Pirelli over development directions.

It is almost impossible to underestimate how important they are to an F1 car's performance or how much advantage you could gain with some under that table influence .....

Pirelli are an Italian brand, you would have to suspect that they are going to help their countrymen, if anybody. :rolleyes:

Paul 46!!!

June 15, 2010 12:16 PM

The French giving up on something?!?! this is news :)

On a serious note. Pirelli have been supplying WSBK tyres for years and they have done a good job there. They have knowledge in providing a selection of tyres that are usable across a broad operating range on a variety of machines. F1 will be a different challenge but I think Pirelli will do well.


June 15, 2010 1:08 PM

s. i take it you are trying to start off a conspiracy theory. but thats all it would be. no tyre manufacturer can afford to favour any one team. i suppose that you thought that bridgestone and toyota were in cahoots, as well.

william cazzaniga

June 15, 2010 1:46 PM

Of course if Pirelli get the contract to supply tyres everybody who don't bother reading all the stories regarding this issue will think that Pirelli will favour Ferrari, well why was it that Ferrari came out saying they wanted Michelin?
And i am saying this as a big Ferrari fan

If that's case, do Pirelli favour Ducati in WSBK? looking at the latest results from Ducati i would say no

If Pirelli want to favour some of the team's why not Toro Rosso

moms apple pie - Unregistered

June 15, 2010 2:56 PM

Pirelli are a mickey mouse company,as in world superbikes just wait and see how many drivers races are compromised by receiving a duff race tyre.its a bloody italian stitch up+i am well pi$$ed off about this :?

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