Michelin said to be considering Formula One return

Michelin F1 tyres

Michelin F1 tyres

Michelin is the latest tyre manufacturer being linked with a return to F1 beyond 2013.

In recent days, former supplier Bridgestone joined Korea’s Hankook in playing down any prospects of replacing Pirelli as official tyre suppliers next season.

Manuel Franco, the correspondent for the Spanish sports daily AS, wrote on Thursday: “In the Montreal paddock it is being said that Michelin representatives have met with F1 executives to look into returning to the sport.”

Michelin returned to F1 in 2001 to compete against Bridgestone, but fell out badly with the FIA in the wake of the 2005 US Grand Prix fiasco at Indianapolis, and pulled out a season later when F1 moved to a control-tyre formula.

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