Tag Archive: Michelin

Dec 10

Michelin partners with IMSA, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Manufacturer to provide tires for several GT Le Mans teams

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logoThe International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) welcomes another world-class brand to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with today’s announcement that Michelin is now an approved tire supplier for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and proud partner of IMSA and the TUDOR Championship for the next two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Pirelli considers buying new F1 test car

Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005Already frustrated by the lack of testing opportunities, and the teams’ collective reluctance to help, F1′s official supplier became further dismayed in Brazil when wet weather affected its plans to try the 2014 tyres in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

New Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race Car set for 2014 launch

In Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Race CarThe brand-new 911 GT3 Cup race car is coming to Canada in 2014, and Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin (#GT3CAN) participants are ready. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Pirelli renews quit threat amid push for tests

Behind closed doors, Pirelli is stamping its feet as it pushes to prepare for 2014.

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 02 International reports, including in Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo and by Italy’s Italiaracing, say the sport’s tyre supplier wants all the major F1 teams to take their 2013 cars to two tyre tests in Abu Dhabi in November and December. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

F1 teams ‘still sniffing around’ – Webber

“But my decision has already been made and I’m happy with it”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Mark Webber (6)Once strongly linked with a move to Ferrari, Mark Webber will enter F1 retirement having faced a parting shot from Luca di Montezemolo. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Pirelli on cusp of new F1 deal

Pirelli is “about to sign” a new five-year deal with the FIA

2013-09-17 - PirelliA huge sign that Pirelli is staying put as F1′s official tyre supplier emerged on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Todt ready to accept Pirelli staying in F1

Jean Todt has indicated Pirelli is staying put as F1′s official tyre supplier.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (2)Although the Italian marque has inked contracts beyond its 2013 tender with all the teams and Bernie Ecclestone, rumours have indicated FIA president Todt actually wants the French marque Michelin to return next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Report – Michelin tried F1 tyre at Le Mans test?

Michelin may have been preparing for its possible return to formula one next year for some time.

2013-04-20 - Pirelli - Bahrain - 06Rumours the French marque is in the running to either compete against the sport’s sole supplier Pirelli next year, or replace the Italian brand altogether, gained in strength recently at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Title charge won’t hurt Red Bull for 2014 – Marko

“With these huge technological changes, it is a difficult situation for a team like us” 

2013-06-09_0078Red Bull can win this year’s championship and also be ready for the enormous challenge of the radical 2014 rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Ecclestone plays down Michelin return reports

“All the teams that have talked to me about it say they are very happy with Pirelli”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)Bernie Ecclestone has moved to play down reports Michelin could replace Pirelli as F1′s official tyre supplier next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Michelin also open to 2014 tyre war

Michelin is not ruling out taking on Pirelli in a formula one tyre war next year.

MichelinWith the sport’s existing sole supplier Pirelli having already inked 2014 contracts with Bernie Ecclestone and the bulk of the teams, the fact Michelin has now entered the race is fascinating. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Michelin ‘ready’ for 2014 F1 tyre talks

Michelin has confirmed it is poised to return to formula one.

MichelinThe sport’s existing tyre supplier, Pirelli, has said a 2014 tender at this late stage would be “farcical”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Ecclestone confirms Michelin eyeing F1 return

“They do want to get back in”

MichelinBernie Ecclestone has confirmed reports from Spa-Francorchamps this week that Michelin wants to return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Pirelli ends Spa boycott threat amid Michelin return rumours

“There are certainly no tyre-related issues.” – Paul Hembery

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (3)Pirelli on Saturday said metal debris, not a tyre design flaw, caused the rear failures and cuts seen at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Teams braced for tyre supplier switch ‘curveball’

Formula one teams are braced for the “curveball” of an all-new tyre supplier for 2014.

2013-06-09_1039That was the admission on Wednesday of McLaren’s managing director Jonathan Neale, even though he said the British team is “assuming” Pirelli will get an eleventh-hour extension to its contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

The Final Countdown: Only two events remain in 2013 Season

On Point: Ostella hopes for perfection to extend points lead

2013-07-21_0143Only two events remain in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Series 2013 season, which means only four races separate frontrunners David Ostella and Chris Green for the keys to a Porsche 991.

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Jul 29

No tyre war unless rules change – Hembery

“If the rules change, we will be told about it.”

2013-06-09_1351Paul Hembery has played down reports Pirelli might have to go wheel-to-wheel with Michelin in formula one next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Michelin planning F1 announcement – report

Talks between the teams and Pirelli over 2014 have been speeding ahead

MichelinMichelin has scheduled an announcement for the middle of next week, according to a report on Sunday by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Criticism ‘a deterrent’ for Pirelli successors – Surer

Michelin and Bridgestone could enter F1 “at short notice”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)F1 teams will only have themselves to blame if they are left without tyres next year, according to a leading commentator. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Agag tips top F1 teams to race in Formula E

“I’m sure teams like Ferrari and Red Bull will be in Formula E one day”

Formula E - Drayson Racing Team - Alejandro AgagAlejandro Agag, the organiser of the new electric open-wheel series, thinks top F1 teams like Ferrari and Red Bull will eventually fight for the Formula E title. Read the rest of this entry »

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