Monday, November 2, 2009

Bridgestone out of F1 in 2010

As the inaugural Abu Dabi Grand Prix had barely come to a close, Bridgestone tyre officials announced in Japan that the Formula One’s sole rubber supplier would not seek to renew its exclusive supply deal after its current contract expires at the end of the 2010 Formula 1 season and now leaves the FIA scrambling to find a new tyre supplier for 2011 and beyond, as it seems doubtful that Goodyear would return and Michelin’s relationship with Grand Prix racing isn’t exactly rosy... Could we see a return of Italian rubber giant Pirelli?