Michelin changes F1 tyre design model following Indianapolis investigation

Clermont-Ferrand, France–Michelin has concluded its investigations into the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis, and has said that the tyres did the job they were designed to do, but the design was inadequate for the speeds and loads on the circuit.

Michelin said in a statement, “The Michelin investigations have revealed that the loads exerted on the rear left tyre through Turn 13 at Indianapolis were far the highest estimations of Michelin’s engineers.” The company concluded, “Michelin has revised its simulation model for ‘banked’ corners…

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