A Bridgestone tyres executive has looked back over the 2009 Formula One season which ended in its announcement that it will quit the sport when its contract ends in 2010.
Hiroshi Yasukawa, the director of motorsport for the Japanese tyres manufacturer, said: “The 2009 season took place in very difficult economic circumstances but within the sport of Formula One we saw fantastic competition.
“It was great to see so many race winners and such close racing from the cars on track, despite all of the changes.
“We continued to provide fair service to all of the teams who this year had new challenges with many rule changes.
“The return to slick tyres was met with a positive response from the teams and the many millions of fans around the world so this was very good for us.
“The story of Braw Grand Prix and Jenson Button winning the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championship titles was also remarkable and it was a great pleasure to be a part of it.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team