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Bridgestone to become sole F1 tyre supplier

Bridgestone to become F1's sole supplier

Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has today been confirmed by the FIA as sole supplier for the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010. As Michelin will pull out of Formula One at the end of this season Bridgestone will already be F1's sole tyre supplier starting next season.

Bridgestone was delighted with FIA's good news this afternoon. "We are delighted to hear the FIA's decision to select Bridgestone as F1's sole tyre supplier and we are looking forward to continuing our successful Formula One involvement," a Bridgestone spokesperson told F1Racing.net

Bridgestone's first involvement in Formula One was back in 1976 when it supplied tyres to Kazzuyoshi Hoshino's Tyrrell for its home race at Mount Fuji (Japan). In 1977 it was once again involved with supplying tyres, but during that Grand Prix Bridgestone supplied tyres to both Hoshino and Takahara for the Japanese Grand Prix.

It wasn't until 1997 when Bridgestone seriously entered Formula One. Bridgestone has won 98 races in F1 and 93 times it saw a car on its tyres start from Pole Position.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-05-2006, 09:31 AM
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What? Why is this a good thing?
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I wouldn't think its a bad thing; most racing series here in the US (IRL, CART, Nascar) only have one tire supplier as well.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-05-2006, 11:03 AM
 
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as far as i'm concerend, michelin shit in their own nest at last years USGP

Tony George got a bit of money out of uncle bernie on that one according to my sources.

that means Michelin shit on Bernie.
Not a good move.
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control tires generally make for closer racing, but it's not exactly the blue sky engineering challenge it used to be at that point is it?

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control tires generally make for closer racing, but it's not exactly the blue sky engineering challenge it used to be at that point is it?
Exactly! It is supposed to be the pinnacle of automotive race engineering, who gives a flying fuck if the racing isn't that close? That's not was this series was started up to be. If you want close racing, watch NasCrap....or MotoGP. :
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control tires generally make for closer racing, but it's not exactly the blue sky engineering challenge it used to be at that point is it?
so instead we get limits on tires being used for the entire race distance (last year)
the number of liters of fuel that can be used....(ongoing)
on again off again on again use of traction control.....

inability to have active suspension....

etc
etc
etc


F1 hasn't been the pinnacle of car design in years.......
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so instead we get limits on tires being used for the entire race distance (last year)
the number of liters of fuel that can be used....(ongoing)
on again off again on again use of traction control.....

inability to have active suspension....

etc
etc
etc


F1 hasn't been the pinnacle of car design in years.......
As for racing technology being made available for normal cars I believe WRC is way up there aren't they?

And now Max wants to freeze engine developement etc. which is pointless before making it a free for all from 2011, which renders the freeze even more pointless.
Max needs to get booted out of his FIA presidency. He's like Mr. Burns, Bozo and Berlusconi all rolled into one.
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so instead we get limits on tires being used for the entire race distance (last year)
the number of liters of fuel that can be used....(ongoing)
on again off again on again use of traction control.....

inability to have active suspension....

etc
etc
etc


F1 hasn't been the pinnacle of car design in years.......
Not true, they're still the pinnacle of car design...

With those rules, it doesn't mean their technology isn't up there... those rules are just there to make the engineers to come up with something else to bypass those rules...

Even with those rules applied, every year their cars still go faster and faster...

Another thing about F1 is, precision. There is no other motorsport is as precise as F1.

Everything you have listed, yeah true there are some other series that allow some of those things, but they are never as precise as F1 in overall technology and design...

Just ask JPM or JV about the difference between KART/Indy and F1... I remember there are interviews that asked them this question, they both have said the precision in F1 is far beyond KART/Indy, not only technology/design wise, but also the driving experience... in a F1 car, when you turn on that line, you really does turn on that line... everything is about precision...

The next highest technology serie I can think of it's the LMP class in Le Mans...
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I don't think you should ask JV anything as he may switch to NA$CRAP

http://www.f1racing.net/en/news.php?newsID=123219
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Not true, they're still the pinnacle of car design...
the pinnacle perhaps, but they're not longer a blue sky engineering contest.

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Wouldn't that be NASA?
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Wouldn't that be NASA?
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I don't think you should ask JV anything as he may switch to NA$CRAP

http://www.f1racing.net/en/news.php?newsID=123219
He can stay in NASCRAP... :jimmie



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the pinnacle perhaps, but they're not longer a blue sky engineering contest.
It's still a blue sky... just had a few clouds...



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Wouldn't that be NASA?
Nope... NASA still has a budget, and it has been lowered too...
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Nope... NASA still has a budget, and it has been lowered too...
But what happened to GWB's plans of putting man on Mars?
Oh dear.
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BTW the US F1 fans says "Hi!"



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