Michelin and Goodyear are the latest tyres manufacturers to rule themselves out of the job of supplying tyres to Formula One from 2010.
The two tyres giants have said they have no plans to take over the role after Bridgestone announced it is withdrawing as the sports exclusive suppliers when its contract runs out at the end of the 2010 season.
A spokeswoman for Michelin’s North American headquarters said the French company is not interested in returning to Formula One, after it pulled out at the end of the ‘tyre war’ era three years ago and then rowed with the governing FIA.
The American brand Goodyear left F1 at the end of 1998, following an ultra-successful three decades on the grid.
Ed Markey, a Goodyear spokesman, told reporters: “We have no plans to re-enter F1.
“However, we continually evaluate a wide range of opportunities to determine the best fit for our strategic direction and make decisions based on the best interests of the company.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team