Formula 1 News - June 2005
19 June: United States Grand Prix
FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF MICHELIN IN INDIANAPOLIS AND THE FIA FORMULA ONE RACE DIRECTOR
Letter from Representatives of Michelin to Charlie Whiting, the FIA Formula One Race Director:
Sunday June 19 2005 Indianapolis
Charlie Whiting, FIA Race Director and Safety delegate
Dear Mr Whiting
With references to our letter of June 18th and having collected the results of our in depth analysis from France and the USA, we confirmed that with the tyres on which we have qualified we are not able to sufficiently guarantee the total safety of the drivers.
As a result we reached the conclusion that we will not compete with these tyres in the current configuration of the circuit.
We therefore reiterate our request to have a significant reduction of vehicle speed in turn 12/13.
We request that the FIA consider favourably this request and we remain at your disposal for further information.
We trust that the FIA can understand our position and we remain at your disposal if you want any further information.
Letter from Charlie Whiting, the FIA Formula One Race Director, in reply to above letter from Representatives of Michelin:
Dear Mr Dupasquier,
Thank you for your letter of today's date.
As explained in our earlier letter, your teams have a choice of running more slowly in Turn 12/13, running a tyre not used in qualifying (which would attract a penalty) or repeatedly changing a tyre (subject to valid safety reasons).
It is for them to decide. We have nothing to add.
Charlie Whiting FIA Formula One Race Director
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