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Michelin not interested in F1 return

  • Published on 04 Dec 2017 09:45
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Michelin has ruled out returning to formula one for now. Having supplied F1 teams in the past, the French marque briefly considered returning to the grid more recently. But boss Pascal Couasnon says a F1 return is currently ruled out.

"We are not going to participate in a series where there is no challenge to us and no way to transfer technologies to road cars," he told Speed Week at the Formula E race in Hong Kong. "In formula one, we cannot even use 18 inch wheels and the tyres are only able to be used for short distances, so we are not interested in that," he added. (GMM)

I still don't understand the point of having tyres that wear out artificially fast. If anything they could just offer very soft compounds which would naturally wear out faster

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  • Dec 4 2017 - 23:47

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  • Speaking of the devil. Quite unfortunate, IMO.

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    • Dec 4 2017 - 12:32
  • blade

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    wise words for me - probably means he he is actively trying to find a way in !!

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    • Dec 4 2017 - 21:49
  • I still don't understand the point of having tyres that wear out artificially fast. If anything they could just offer very soft compounds which would naturally wear out faster

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    • Dec 4 2017 - 23:47

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