Bridgestone upbeat as European F1

Posted: April 21, 2006 by Neeraj in Bridgestone, External, Ferrari, Imola, Interview, RaceTracks, Spyker MF1 Racing, Super Aguri, Teams, Toyota, Tyres, Williams

Bridgestone TyresAs reported on autoracingdaily.com

After a good start to the year which has seen both Schumacher brothers claim podiums for their respective teams (Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Panasonic Toyota Racing) and each of the WilliamsF1 drivers take all important points, the Bridgestone shod teams have been extremely busy over the past three weeks. All the teams, including the MF1 Racing and Super Aguri F1 teams, have been testing Bridgestone’s tyres and preparing their cars and any new upgrades ahead of this weekend’s 62-lap race.

Hiroshi Yasukawa, Director of Motorsport, said: “Bridgestone’s teams have had a solid start to the 2006 season and we are now expecting them to build on those results. We have already seen Bridgestone drivers on pole, on the podium and take the fastest lap of the race this season. This is a great start, especially with three new teams this year.”

Tyres for San Marino – 4.933km The 2006 tyre regulations permit each driver seven sets of dry tyres, four sets of wet weather tyres and three sets of extreme wet weather tyres. Combined with the increased number of teams running with Bridgestone in 2006, approximately 1,200 Bridgestone Potenza Formula One tyres have been sent from the Technical Centre in Kodaira City, Tokyo, to the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari.

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