Singapore GP countdown: Tyre supplier is ready for the race weekend

Singapore GP countdown: Tyre supplier is ready for the race weekend

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
23 Sep 2010

Bridgestone held a press conference today at Marina Squuare shopping centre in front of a highly enthusiastic crowd who were eager to see and listen to Felipe Massa and Jenson Button talking about the upcoming race and their individual approaches.

In addition, both F1 drivers talked about some safer and more eco-friendly motoring tips.

Hiroshi Yasukawa – Director of Bridgestone Motorsport, said:
“Singapore is an important hub in Asia and a fantastic location for Formula 1 and Bridgestone to visit, so we look forward to our third Grand Prix appearance there. This is the first of three races in Asia and it is important for us to harness these final opportunities from Formula 1. We look forward to some late nights and an exciting race at this superb event.”

Hirohide Hamashima - Bridgestone Director of Motorsport Tyre Development, said:
“Singapore is a street course so we will see a lot of surface evolution and improvement as the track is first cleaned by cars running, then racing rubber is laid, meaning better grip. This makes finding a good set-up difficult as the track condition is a moving target. The first time we visited the circuit was very bumpy, but this was improved for last year. For 2010 it will be interesting for us to learn about the surface again as it is made up of public roads which are used throughout the year for purposes other than a Grand Prix.”

Stats & Facts
Number & Spec of tyres brought to Singapore: 2000 (Medium, super soft, intermediate/wets)
Pole position time 2009: 1min 47.891secs (Hamilton)
Fastest race lap 2009: 1min 48.240secs (Alonso)
Top three 2009: Hamilton, Glock, Alonso


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