The World Motor Sport Council have confirmed that Bridgestone will be the sole supplier of tyres to F! for the 2008 season.
Michelin and Bridgestone were due to be the joint supplier of tyres for the 2007 F1 season but Michelin have now withdrawn. This leaves Bridgestone as sole supplier. Now Bridgestone have been named as the sole supplier of tyres for the 2008 season as well.
Bridgestone has been making racing car tyres for a number of years and entered F1 in 1997. They have achieved considerable success with their tyres while at the same time Michelin have suffered numerous embarrassing mishaps. The most widely publicised of these was the fiasco experienced in the United States race in 2005 when the seven teams that were using Michelin tyres could not race. This caused a heated dispute between Edouard Michelin and FIA director Max Mosley which could have contributed to the decision by Michelin to withdraw their supply of tyres for F1 at that time.