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2019 United States Grand Prix

"The final few laps in particular were extremely tense, as we all waited to see if Lewis Hamilton could make a one-stopper work to win the race, against drivers on much fresher tyres behind him. He didn't quite make it to the top step of the podium but it was still a spectacular fight where strategy was all-important,"

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2019 Mexican Grand Prix

"The hard tyre was the crucial one for the race and we saw some very long stints run on this compound. Lewis Hamilton in particular made the very most of it in order to seal another win,despite not being on the front row of the grid"

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Continental and Spark Racing Technology Extreme E testing

Testing for the Extreme E off-road electric racing series began earlier this month at the Château de Lastours off-road proving grounds in the south of France. How well the car and tyres were working together was one of the questions looked into during the test runs

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2019 Japanese Grand Prix

"On top of all the rearrangements to the schedule following yesterday's typhoon, which washed the track clean of rubber, the warmer conditions also meant that the teams were dealing with a number of unknown quantities heading into qualifying and the race"

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JAX Tyres Now David Reynold’s Personal Supercar Sponsor

Reynolds admits the tyre, brake and suspension retailer is a perfect fit to his campaign. “Obviously JAX Tyres is a reputable and trusted company and I’m truly grateful to have them on board,” said Reynolds. “These guys have been around for a long time and it means a lot to have a loyal company like JAX backing me

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2019 Russian Grand Prix

Tactics were an important element to the race, with opposite strategies being selected by Mercedes and Ferrari that resulted in an exciting finish, as Charles Leclerc tried to get past his rivals. The medium tyres selected by Mercedes gave them an advantage in terms of flexibility, but what was perhaps more of a surprise was the life of the soft.

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Robust performance for Pirelli gravel tyres on their WRC debut

Kajetanowicz had also been on course to finish 10th overall, as the highest-placed driver in an R5 car, ahead of the factory-entered drivers, on rival tyres, in the WRC2 Pro category, who were all delayed by multiple punctures during the weekend

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2019 Singapore Grand Prix

For the third race in a row, a Ferrari won – this time with Sebastian Vettel, from third on the grid. The German used pit stop strategy to get ahead of his pole-sitting team mate Charles Leclerc, who finished second.

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2019 Italian Grand Prix

"In dry conditions, the majority of drivers could execute the predicted one-stop strategy, with the central battle for most of the race being between the soft-hard strategy from Ferrari and Leclerc versus the soft-medium 'undercut' from Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton"

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Michelin To Make Playstation’s Gran Turismo Sport Even More Gripping For Gamers

PlayStation has selected Michelin as the “official tyre technology partner” for its Gran Turismo franchise, which is renowned as the best, and most authentic, driving game, in an exciting joint announcement at the PlayStation Theatre on Broadway, New York.

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Goodyear making ‘comeback’ at Silverstone with soft, medium WEC tyres

The tyre maker has developed four all-new tyre specifications for the eight rounds of the 2019/2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and three teams, Jota Sport, Jackie Chan DC Racing and High Class Racing, have chosen to race on Goodyear tyres in the LMP2 class.

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2019 Belgian Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc converted his pole position to victory in Spa, using a one-stop soft-medium strategy that we had predicted as the optimal tactic. This same strategy was used by the top three (who all made their single stops within three laps of each other) with the Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas completing the podium

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Goodyear back on track in European and International sports car racing

Teams from the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) take to the track for the pre-season ‘Prologue’ at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Tuesday. One of the most significant moments of this highly anticipated public test session will be the return of Goodyear to international competition.

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Formula E : a season of achievements for our tyres

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport tyre for fully electric single-seaters successfully navigated the extreme conditions of the fully electric single-seater FIA Formula E Championship. Season 6 may see a major breakthrough with the introduction of the first connected tyres in car racing

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2019 Hungarian Grand Prix

"This was a really exciting grand prix with a big divergence of strategies, which kept us guessing all the way to the final laps! Mercedes took a bold call to pit Hamilton again but it proved to be the right decision: even though the race was very nearly a one-stopper for both Hamilton and Max Verstappen."

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The Tour takes its first rest day: Top Teams on Continental Tyres Ready to Pounce

Ever since the Grand Départ in Brussels on July 6, a total of six teams, and of course all the official Tour vehicles, have been running through Belgium and France on Continental rubber. Nine stages into the race, almost half way to Paris, the leading French contender on Continental tyres, Thibaut Pinot from Team Groupama-FDJ, was looking good in overall third

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2019 German Grand Prix

a chaotic race with multiple pit stops and four safety cars: The three drivers on the podium in particular took full advantage of the capabilities of the soft tyre on a drying track at the end of a thrilling and unpredictable race.

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Successful partnership between Hankook Tire and the DTM now officially extended until 2023 at the Norisring

At the Norisring, the street circuit in Nuremberg known as the Franconian Monaco in the DTM race-calendar, the partnership between premium tire maker Hankook Tire and the DTM was made official. On Sunday, in the presence of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Han-Jun Kim, President of Hankook Tire Europe

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MOTOR Tyre Test 2019: Finding Australia's best performance tyre

Eight of the hottest new performance tyres race the clock (or tape measure) in five gruelling disciplines. WhichCar finds out how they rank

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Swedish rally driver Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky is test driver for Continental’s Extreme E tyres

Swede Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky is the test driver for Continental’s new high-performance tyres that are being developed for the Extreme E rally series. Last year she became the only woman, to date, to win a race in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship

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2019 British Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling British Grand Prix for the sixth time with an unexpected one-stop strategy, having switched from medium to hard tyres under the safety car before the halfway point of the race. He was the only one of the top three to stop just once, winning with a margin of more than 20 seconds

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2019 Austrian Grand Prix

A thrilling race all the way to the finish, with a fantastic battle between two of the most exciting and talented young drivers in the sport. Congratulations to both Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc for two great drives today.

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2019 French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix was a demonstration of the impressive way that all the cars have gained speed compared to last year, in track temperatures that were among the hottest that we have raced in. Nonetheless, the majority of drivers stopped only once, with the medium-hard strategy that we predicted as fastest proving to be the most popular choice.

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2019 Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours saw Toyota Gazoo Racing claim first and second places to clinch the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship title with Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima (Japan’s first ever FIA World Champion) and Fernando Alonso who steered the N°8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid to Michelin’s 22nd straight Le Mans victory on Sunday.

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2019 Canada Grand Prix

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel finished first on the track, but Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the race after the German was given a five-second time penalty in Canada.

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Goodyear to Return to European and International Sportscar Racing

The tyres will debut at the start of the 2019/2020 WEC season at Silverstone in August. “Motorsport continues to be one of the most popular global sports,” Crawley continued. “It is an ideal platform for us to engage with consumers around the heritage, passion, innovation and technology that make up Goodyear’s story in racing.

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2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton, from the lead, pitted for the medium tyre. Following this round of pit stops, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen – who gained second place after pitting for the hard tyre – was handed a five-second penalty, to be applied retrospectively: giving a new impetus and focus for his race

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2019 Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton continued a record-breaking run for Mercedes by taking another win ahead of his team mate. The race looked set to be a combination of one and two stop strategies, but in the end this was influenced by a late safety car, giving the frontrunners a ‘free’ pit stop.

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2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

It was quite a tricky build-up to the race, with FP1 largely cancelled, two red flags in FP2, then an interrupted qualifying with cool weather conditions subsequently. This made it reasonably hard to have an accurate read on the expected tyre behaviour for the weekend, with track temperatures today slightly warmer than they had been previously.

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BFGoodRich Tyres show toughness

19 of the top 20 teams to cross the finish line used the Baja T/A KR tyre from BFGoodrich tyres, including winners Tavo and Gustavo Vildosola. The father and son team finished the gruelling course in four hours and 13 minutes.

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Spirit of Africa Once Again Chooses Goodyear Wranglers as Standard Issue

Hosted by legendary racing driver, Sarel van der Merwe, the elimination round of this year’s Spirit of Africa took place on a course that is longer and more difficult than in prior years, putting the 250 teams through their paces in a host of exercises that include speed tests, reverse tests as well as technical driving in rough terrain.

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2019 Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has made it three one-two finishes for Mercedes from the first three grands prix of the season, after leading from the first corner. The majority of the field stopped twice during the 1000th race in Formula 1 history

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Hankook to Supply Australian F4 Championship

In a continuation of the existing partnership, Hankook Tyre will be exclusively supplying racing tyres to the 2019 Australian F4 Championship.

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Michelin to develop tyre for FIA Formula E Championship

Michelin has announced it is working on a ‘communicating’ tyre for the FIA Formula E Championship, to be fitted on the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car.

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Pirelli Renews rally tyre range for return to WRC

Milan, January 13, 2013 – Pirelli will return to the WRC from this weekend in Monte Carlo with four completely new tyres, which are intended for use not only at the pinnacle of the sport but also in other key rally championships all over the world.

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MICHELIN’s winter tyre survives Rally Sweden heat to win in style!

The 60th Rally Sweden was won by Finland’s Jari-Matti LATVALA and Miikka ANTTILA in their FORD Fiesta RS WRC.

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Types and Sizes of Michelin Tyres Available for the 2012 WRC

Types and Sizes of Michelin Tyres Available for the 2012 WRC

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Tyre Talk : V8 Supercar Tyre Specifications

Tyre size: 280/680R17 Actual tyre dimensions: 302 mm wide 672 mm overall diameter

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Dunlop V8 Supercars Tyre Fast Facts

Dunlop V8 Supercars Tyre Fast Facts

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Rally Sweden

Rally Sweden is a one-off event in the world championship because it’s the only round to take place entirely in wintry conditions and on studded tyres.

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2019 Australian Grand Prix – Race

2019 Australian Grand Prix – Race

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