SEPTEMBER 18, 2000
Michelin sneaks closer to Formula 1
MICHELIN continued its preparations for entering Formula 1 at Monza last week, trying out a circuit soon after a Grand Prix for the first time in the hope of gaining some form of comparison with the current Bridgestone rubber.
Michelin is also refusing to give details of its lap times. The company has been running tests since May and has now completed several thousands of miles of running at the BMW testing facility at Miramas and at a variety of other tracks including Silverstone and Jerez.
Michelin is also very active on the political front as the company is not happy about the current regulations about the policing of the grooved F1 tires, reckoning that there will be problems next year if there are not revised regulations.