With the tyres from the last race of the 2009 Formula One season still smoking, Bridgestone are already looking ahead to the challenges of 2010.
After notching up 13 years in Formula One and seeing the 150th Grand Prix race win on their tyres, Bridgestone tyres executives have thanked their staff and the teams for their support.
Hiroshi Yasukawa, director of Bridgestone motorsport said: “It has been a pleasure to be part of this exciting season, with so many changes and the return of slick tyres.
“We must say a big thank you to all of the teams who make this such a great sport which so many people enjoy around the world. Also thank you to all our staff, who work so hard throughout the year.
“This was Bridgestone’s 13th year in Formula One and we saw the 150th GP race win on our tyres. We now look forward to 2010 full of expectation for another exciting and dramatic year.”
Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyre development for Bridgestone, added: “This has been a great year and everyone has adapted very well to the many changes including slick tyres and no in-season testing.
“We now look to our preparations for 2010, with no refuelling and narrower front tyres.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team