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Tyre war would mean 'decent tyres' in F1 - Schumacher

  • Published on 19 Jul 2012 16:48
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
With a single neat soundbite, Michael Schumacher on Wednesday renewed his criticism of Pirelli and called for a new tyre war in F1. The German publication Auto Bild this week mentioned the rumour that FIA president and Frenchman Jean Todt would like to see Michelin return to the sport.

But the French tyre marque has stated categorically that it would only come back if the rules are changed to allow tyre makers to compete against one another again. During the FOTA fan's forum in Stuttgart on Wednesday, seven time world champion Schumacher admitted he too would like to see a tyre war once again.

Why? "Because then we would have decent tyres," the 43-year-old German is quoted as saying. Earlier this season, Schumacher likened Pirelli's 2012 product to driving "on raw eggs".

The Mercedes driver also admitted he would be open to contesting more than 20 grands prix per season. "I think there are 34 match days that are watched on television in the (German football) Bundesliga," said Schumacher, "so I think there is still room (in F1)." (GMM)

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