Hamilton enjoys Turkish delight on Bridgestone tyres

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Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton who clinched his first win of the season in a thrilling and dramatic Turkish Grand Prix – with team mate Jenson Button finishing in second place.

Bridgestone tyres were equally delighted with the performance of their tyres on the challenging Istanbul circuit, where the rubber has to get to grips with one of the toughest corners in motorsport.

Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyre development for Bridgestone, said: “Today we saw a real Turkish delight in Istanbul.

“The pace at the front was exceptionally close on both compounds of Bridgestone Potenza and this provided exciting racing.

“Our tyres performed well on one of the toughest corners in motorsport, despite the forces they are put under by this season’s ever improving aerodynamics and heavier cars.”

Hiroshi Yasukawa, director of motorsport for Bridgestone, added: “This was a very exciting race so congratulations to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Red Bull for such good performance.

“The Istanbul Park circuit enables fantastic racing, with difficult corners and interesting gradient. We have been able to prove the strong performance of our tyres in front of a world audience and I think anyone who watched the race will agree about the excitement we saw.”

Alex Kapadia, Operations Team

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