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Bridgestone: No current plans to re-enter F1

Bridgestone not interested in F1 return

Bridgestone has confirmed it currently has no plans to re-enter F1, the sport it quit at the end of 2010.

Pirelli has still to renew its exclusive deal and while Pirelli president Marco Tronchetti Provera said recently that he is confident his company will continue as F1's sole tyre supplier beyond 2013 [see separate story - HERE], the fall-out from the 'secret' test it conducted with Mercedes following the Spanish Grand Prix could yet derail things, especially as the FIA has now said it will convene an International Tribunal.

Bridgestone, however, it seems, is not interested in a return, at least in 2014.

“We have no current plans to re-enter Formula One,” a spokesperson for Bridgestone told metro.co.uk.

“Bridgestone was successful in applying the technologies for compounds, design and simulation for F1 tyres for the development of passenger car tyres.

“We can say that the participation of Bridgestone in F1 for 14 years was very significant.”

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June 06, 2013 3:57 PM

Hankook and now Bridgestone, who next to shun F1. With the way the FIA is treating Pirelli there may soon be no manufacturer who wants to have their reputation stained by Formula One.


June 07, 2013 11:53 AM

Ding dong, Avon calling! The men of Melksham will rise again, providing season-long-lasting sets of rock hard tyres with true road-relevance, the lack of marbles allowing multiple lines and the lack of grip sorting out the men from the boys. I can smell 'em now....

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