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View Poll Results: Bridgestone or Michelin in 2006?
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Old 30th October 2005, 20:28   #1
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With the tyre changes back into play in 2006, do you think Michelin will have the same domination that they had in 2005 or will they be overtaken by Bridgestone...who have been waiting for this opportunity.
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Old 2nd November 2005, 18:48   #2
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I feel Bridgestone runners will have an advantage over Michelin with the new tyre rules for 2006.
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Old 3rd November 2005, 03:43   #3
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still Michellin... they keep getting better and better....
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Its too early to predict but I am sure Bridgestone has a comeback strategy planned. Lets wait and watch.
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Old 3rd November 2005, 19:49   #5
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the new tyre rule will aid bridgestone, they were having trouble with the 1 tyre per race rule
more tyre changes per race will mean a softer compound.. and easier evaluation of options during a test session

toyota & williams are on bridgestones as well.. so more testing for them

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i do expect the tyres to clearly favour ferrari who have been doing all of the tyre testing..
(they have already started testing with massa & badoer)
it remains to be seen how the new teams adjust to the ferrari optimised bridgestones
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I think 2006 will be the final for Michelin before they pull out of F1 and there will be a single tyre supplier.
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Michelin has always sprung back when technology to meet the current demands. I would go with them as they are more sensitive to the changing bussiness situations
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Old 4th November 2005, 15:35   #8
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Looks like Michelin are already feeling the heat up theur pants...they have complained about the new tyre regulations!!!! It would have much more sportier if they had not complained instead worked harder in trying to win the tyre battle next year.
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Originally Posted by Sid Schumacher
Looks like Michelin are already feeling the heat up theur pants...they have complained about the new tyre regulations!!!! It would have much more sportier if they had not complained instead worked harder in trying to win the tyre battle next year.
Luca di ****head too was complaining all season about the signle tyre rule.
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I'm going for Bridgestone since they have been waiting for this oppurtunity for a while now... so definately they have something up their sleeves. Michelin was complaining about it, so I presuming that they fear they might not be able to stay competitive. But Michelin does have the capability to come back.... so only time will tell
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