US Formula 1 race great for Ferarri, bad for Michelin

LL - NY larrycleung at
Mon Jun 20 09:52:22 EDT 2005

Addendum. From reading the article Fred posted, IMHO, Michelin
should've at least made a compound that would've survived the banking,
(isn't there at least one other banked track on the F1 circuit?) and it
really would've been up to the drivers to not kill the tires on the infield. 
The reality is, although they would've likely given up the 1st 6 positions,
they now pay points up to position 10, so they still would've run as the
best of the rest. Poor baby Michelin.

LL - NY - disappointed with the entire F1 community

On 6/20/05, LL - NY <larrycleung at> wrote:
> Since Michelin had "success" (only one failure, unfortunately putting
> Ralf out for the remainder of the season) last year, they had a lot of
> data. I do know the one tire rule has significantly rattled both
> Michelin and Bridgestone, but one would've thought that they'd
> anticipated better the wear issues. Since the rules stipulated that
> they could change ONE (1) tire during the race for safety, they
> could've started the race. Then possibly DQ (but allow to run) the
> Michelin cars if they needed to change additional tires. Just a
> thought (again, having not seen the race, 'cuz I live in nowheresville
> and I don't have my Satellite hook-up (yet!)).
> LL - NY
> On 6/19/05, Frederick Smith <smitty at> wrote:
> > One more thing, Michelin knew that INDY would be a difficult venue for
> > them
> >

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