Formula 1 News - July 2006
|6 July: Bridgestone awarded Official Tyre Supplier
contract for 2008 – 2010 FIA Formula One World Championships|
Bridgestone Motorsport is delighted that it has been successful in its tender to become the sole Official Tyre Supplier to the 2008, 2009 and 2010 FIA Formula One World Championships. Bridgestone will also be sole tyre supplier in 2007.
The decision was announced yesterday (5 July) by the sport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale Automobile (FIA), and Bridgestone is now looking forward to continuing its longterm commitment to a sport it considers to be at the pinnacle of single-seater racing.
Mr. Shoshi Arakawa, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of the Bridgestone Corporation commented: "Bridgestone is
delighted to have been selected as the sole Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship for the seasons of 2008
to 2010. Bridgestone is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tyres and rubber products and we are very proud that it has been
chosen to supply tyres to one of the highest levels of global motorsport.
Bridgestone in F1: Bridgestone is currently celebrating its tenth year as a tyre supplier to teams competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship. During this time 98 victories, 93 pole positions, 7 World Constructors’ Championships and 7 World Drivers’ Championships have been taken on Bridgestone Potenza Formula One tyres.
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