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With 2012 Auto GP welcomed Kumho Tyres as its Official Tyre Supplier.
The Korean manufacturer was eager to support the championship in his decision to provide drivers and teams two different compounds for each race weekend, and even decided to go for a purpose designed “supersoft” tyre for Marrakech, to help the Auto GP competitors in coping with the low level of grip typical of street tracks.
Auto GP will hold the first Official Test of its 2012 season in Monza, on the 2nd of March.
After that some of the Series teams made the most of the winter time to organize some private sessions, going from the warm temperatures of Valencia and Estoril to the cold ones of Misano, the Italian track will host the first collective session of the year.
Farewell Kumho – new tyre and series partner from 2012
Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) may look forward to a relaxed season finale as he can contest the final rounds of the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season at the 4.574-kilometre Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg without having to cope with any pressure: after all, the Spaniard succeeded in winning the title as early as on the penultimate race weekend of the season, at Valencia.
At Le Castellet
This weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series is going to kick off the ninth season of its history – in France, at Le Castellet’s 5.791-kilometre circuit. And the entrants will have to cope with several innovations: for the first time since the Euro Series’ creation in 2003, series partner Kumho provides a completely new tyre spec – and the race weekends comprise three instead if two races.
In the official pre-season tests at Valencia and Barcelona
This year, the teams and drivers competing in the Formula 3 Euro Series will have to cope with a new tyre spec – for the first time since the series’ creation in 2003. Especially for the planet’s most competitive young gun-series, Euro Series tyre partner Kumho developed a new tyre compound. In the official pre-season tests at Valencia and Barcelona, the new tyres were tested for the first time.
New tyre that will be made available to the teams from the first official preparation
Korean tyre manufacturer Kumho, the exclusive Formula 3 Euro Series tyre partner since the planet’s most competitive young-gun series creation, back in 2003, has designed a new Formula 3 Euro Series control tyre for the 2011 season.
Formula 1 test programme for the most successful drivers
The race calendar for the Formula 3 Euro Series was finalised by the two motorsport federations DMSB (Deutscher Motor Sport Bund e.V.) and FFSA (Fédération Française du Sport Automobile) in accordance with the ITR e.V.: in 2011, the ambitious young drivers will be battling for fast lap times and points in a total of ten race weekends.
Since 2003, now, Korean tyre manufacturer Kumho has been the Formula 3 Euro Series’ exclusive tyre partner.
And just as it has been the case in the previous years, Kumho again rewards the good cooperation with the teams: on the forthcoming race weekend at Hockenheim (15th to 17th October), Kumho gives every team three sets of tyres per car that has contested the full season. A gift representing a value of about €10,000.
Pirelli has clarified that it is not interested in competing in formula one with other tyre suppliers.
It was confirmed officially last week that the Italian marque has submitted an application to replace Bridgestone as the sport’s sole supplier. Michelin also wants to come back to formula one next year, and it has been rumoured in recent days that Pirelli might be willing to satisfy the French company’s desire to race against other tyre brands.
Bridgestone is showing signs of performing a dramatic U-turn and staying in formula one beyond 2010.
Currently, the Japanese supplier is due to depart at the end of the season, as potential replacements including Michelin, Pirelli, Avon, Kumho and possibly others clamour at the paddock turnstiles. But the teams are trying to persuade Bridgestone to stay, and have written a letter to Bridgestone Europe that will be passed on to CEO Shoshi Arakawa.
Yet another name has joined the race to supply tyres to formula one teams in 2011.
Amid reports that Michelin, Pirelli and Avon were vying to replace the departing Bridgestone, it emerged in Barcelona that F1′s current supplier might be reconsidering its decision to leave the sport at the end of the year.
A Michelin spokesman said recently the French marque “might consider” returning to F1
F1 is reportedly working to convince its official tyre supplier Bridgestone to stay in formula one beyond this year. The Japanese supplier, constantly involved in F1 since 1997 and the official sole supplier between 2008-2010, has announced it will withdraw from the sport at the end of this season.