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Tyre strategy is key today – and key for 2011 too

July 25, 2010

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Bridgestone are anticipating an exciting tyre race this afternoon and it’s important they are proved right. For the first time, they have deliberately brought rubber which is two grades apart – the super soft and hard – in an effort to spice up the racing and make things more exciting. We saw this in Canada […]

Bridgestone finally join the race to keep Formula One exciting

June 21, 2010

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Bridgestone have started making serious moves to bring more marginal tyres to Grand Prix after the thriller in Canada. The teams will have to negotiate the super soft and hard tyres at the German Grand Prix and the firm has pledged to bring more difficult tyres to races when it is safe to do so. […]

Would Bridgestone staying in Formula One after all be a good thing?

May 11, 2010

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Bridgestone’s motorsport division is trying to convince the Japanese company’s board to go back on its plans to leave Formula One at the end of the season, Autosport is reporting. The news follows lobbying from the teams for the firm to stay in the sport, despite approaches from other firms including Michelin and Avon to […]

Are Michelin and tyre wars the answer?

April 1, 2010

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Autosport is reporting Michelin are on the brink of a return to Formula One – and the possibility of letting in any tyre supplier which wants to make a bid, heralding a new tyre war era. As I’ve blogged a number of times, the current Bridgestone tyre is far too good in my view. Even […]

F1 teams call for cool heads on rule changes

March 29, 2010

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The F1 principals have said today it is too soon for any fundamental shake up to the F1 rules, as reported here. With FOTA due to meet in Malaysia on Friday and criticism of Bahrain still ringing in their ears despite a cracking Australian Grand Prix, McLaren chief Martin Whitmarsh, Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali and Red […]

Will Australia be better?

March 25, 2010

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Formula One fans will be stocking up on the coffee this week as the circus arrives in Melbourne but will it be worth getting up early? Bahrain was a snooze-fest. It’s been well documented, everyone’s had their say. Suffice to say the problem was not entirely down to the desert track – though the absurdly […]

Stunning Vettel reined in by his Red Bull

March 14, 2010

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Sebastian Vettel had victory stolen from him by a cracked exhaust in a low-key start to the 2010 Formula One season in Bahrain. The German had the season’s opening Grand Prix in the palm of his hand before the problem took about three seconds a lap out of his pace late on, letting Alonso, Massa […]