Tag Archive: Michelin

Nov 19

Michelin not ruling out F1 return

Michelin is not ruling out a return to formula one

Michelin The French marque left the sport at the end of 2006, amid acrimony with the governing FIA and disappointed with the move to a single-tyre formula. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

F1 ‘not what it used to be’ – Lotterer

In their musings, today’s formula one does not fare well.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Le Mans stars Andre Lotterer and Mark Webber have made less than flattering comparisons between their sports car machines and the modern F1 racer.
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Sep 16

Heidfeld defends Formula E after Vettel attack

Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.

Nicolas Prost - Nick Heidfeld - eFormula 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”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Pigot stays smooth, clean in Toronto for first victory of season

Pigot beat both of his fellow championship contenders, Hargrove and Chris Green

2014-07-20_0070Spencer Pigot put a heartbreaking result from Round 5 into the vanishing point of his rear-view mirror, winning Round 6 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Sunday, July 20 on the Streets of Toronto.

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Jul 19

Hargrove earns fourth win of season on wild streets of Toronto

Hargrove leads Chris Green, 98-84, in the championship after five rounds.

2014-07-19_0066In a race in which it seemed no one wanted to keep the lead, Scott Hargrove was the last man standing and expanded his championship lead in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin.

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Jul 18

Green tops rivals Pigot, Hargrove in practice on streets of Toronto

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.

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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 »

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