Bridgestone is delighted that its tyres have been selected as original equipment (OE) for the new Ferrari 458 Italia.
Bridgestone will supply its new Potenza S001 ultra high-performance sport tyres which have developed to match the high-level handling, control and safety requirements of the world’s most powerful sports car, including the 570 CV Ferrari 458 Italia.
Mr Didier Schneider, Vice President Original Equipment, Bridgestone Europe, said: “Bridgestone is privileged to have been selected by Ferrari as an official tyre supplier partner for the exciting new 458 Italia.
“Both Ferrari and Bridgestone compete to the highest of standards in Formula One, the pinnacle of single-seater racing where performance and safety are the ultimate goals. We are proud of this relationship, working both on the race track and on road car projects together.”
Bridgestone has developed tyres for Ferrari and supplied original equipment to Maranello production cars since the Ferrari 348 back in 1990. Many of Ferrari’s flagship models have been fitted with Bridgestone tyres, including the 612 Scaglietti, the Enzo Ferrari and the Superamerica.
Bridgestone has also supplied Potenza F1 racing tyres to the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team every year since 1999 – an era in which Ferrari has won the Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship eight times and the Drivers’ Championships on seven occasions.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team