Michelin resumes 2016 tyre development
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Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.
F1’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recently slammed the fully electric powered series – which kicked off on the streets of Beijing last weekend with an all-star grid and global interest – as “cheese”.
Pigot beat both of his fellow championship contenders, Hargrove and Chris Green
Hargrove leads Chris Green, 98-84, in the championship after five rounds.
Chris Green, from Montreal, was quickest Friday on the Streets of Toronto.
Chris Green, Spencer Pigot and Scott Hargrove continued to be interchangeable parts of speed in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, as Green led his two championship rivals during practice Friday, July 18 on the Streets of Toronto.
Manufacturer to provide tires for several GT Le Mans teams
The 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.
Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.
Already 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.
Behind closed doors, Pirelli is stamping its feet as it pushes to prepare for 2014.
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.
Michelin may have been preparing for its possible return to formula one next year for some time.
Rumours 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.