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JULY 5, 2000

Kristensen denies he will enter Formula One

DANE Tom Kristensen is ignoring claims that his testing duties with Michelin will eventually see him drive in Formula One.

The French company will return to Formula One next season and Le-Mans winner Kristensen has been at the helm of their demanding testing program, although he denies he is to enter Formula One as a team driver.

"I've learned to focus on pure facts, and now is the time to use all my experience and technical knowledge on doing a great job for Michelin," said the Dane. "I have no other plans concerning F1 at the moment.

"Michelin are working very hard and professionally on the tire program, and it is an honor for me to have the opportunity to proceed in the development of the F1 tires."