By Denna Bowman
Yokohama has replaced Avon as the new tyres supplier for FIA Formula 2 Championship.
The news, which was announced at the AUTOSPORT International Show yesterday, means that the partnership between F2 and Avon – which has supplied rubber for the past three years – has come to an end.
Jonathan Palmer, series chief, said: “We’re delighted to confirm our new partnership between Formula 2 and Yokohama.
“Given the impressive results achieved in testing so far we’re confident our new tyres will deliver enhanced performance both in terms of pace and also consistency, which is crucial in maintaining the completely equal environment of F2.
“We’re now looking forward to working with Yokohama on further developments ahead of the season opener at Silverstone in April.”
Series champion Mirko Bortolotti, who has carried out tests on the new tyres, added: “The car felt good and performed really well. The new tyres perfectly suit the car and react well offering increased grip, even at Barcelona which is very hard on tyres.”