Tyre politics

The Michelin announcement that it is to supply Renault, McLaren, BMW, BAR Honda and Red Bull Ferrari will be made in a couple of hours from now while Bridgestone will be supplying Ferrari, Jordan Toyota, Minardi, Toyota and Williams Cosworth.

Toyota put out a strange statement which says that the team wishes to clarify the situation regarding its tyre supply and said that it is "in advanced negotiations with Bridgestone over tyre supply but that no agreement has been signed".

This is presumably designed to make the point that Toyota has chosen to switch rather than being dumped by Michelin.

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