Formula one, 2001 season Italian Grand Prix at Monza: Tyres: the jpoc report

In a rare release of information, Hirohide Hamashima, Bridgestone's head development honcho, suggested that of the 2001 average improvement in lap times of about two seconds was mostly due to factors other than the tyres. He estimated that just one third of that time was down to the rubber and predicted a similar improvement in 2002.

Rumours raced around the F1 world to the effect that McLaren had agreed terms for a deal to run Michelin tyres from 2002. Nothing was announced and most likely, nothing had actually been signed but if the deal was confirmed, the biggest loser would most likely be Goodyear who were believed to have their eyes on McLaren for their rumoured return to F1 in 2003.


The whole 2001 season All the races and the behind the scenes games
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Who drives what?
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Which engine goes where?
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Business and politics
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Teams and personnel
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Circuit news
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Setting the scene
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Prospects for the race
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Practice and qualifying
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September The starting grid
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Race report
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Results
Italian GP at Monza 16th of September Championship standings after the race
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