Apr 19

Michelin Still Not Interested in F1

Pirelli is the current tire supplier of Formula 1, but the end of its multi-year contract isn’t too far away with an expiration date set for the end of 2024. Originally scheduled to end at this year’s season finale, it was extended one more year due to the global pandemic and other technical regulation delays. This has potentially given competitors additional time to throw their hats in the ring and engage in negotiations—with many wondering if former tire supplier Michelin would consider a comeback.

In conversation with The Drive’s editor-in-chief Kyle Cheromcha, Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux explained that while a return to F1 is always on the table, the French tire company simply cannot agree with how the series relies on tire degradation to improve “the show.” …

Source: The Drive

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