F1 safety demands tyre change

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Magny Cours, France-Formula One racing teams will be restricted to a single set of tyres for use both in qualifying and racing to reduce what organisers say are “dangerously fast” speeds in the sport. Both Michelin and Bridgestone have welcomed the plan, which allows continued competition between the two F1 tyre suppliers.

“We will drastically reduce the number of tyres available per weekend,” Max Mosley president of organisers Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), told a 2 July press conference…

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