Brazil Preview Quotes: Bridgestone
Hiroshi Yasukawa, Director of Motorsport: "Brazil marks the start of the final push to the end of the season. It is also another favourite round for the F1 community. Facilities may not be up to the standards of other circuits in this current era of building brand new tracks, but the people of Brazil and Sao Paulo always give us a warm welcome. For Bridgestone, the Brazilian Grand Prix is an important event as we have a road tyre factory and substantial business in the country. It would be great to give all the Bridgestone employees something to cheer about. Furthermore, while we wish all the Bridgestone runners the best of luck this weekend, we would particularly like to see Rubens Barrichello have a competitive run in his final home race with the Ferrari team."
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