Bridgestone aims for repeat win

Bridgestone is confident that it can repeat its strong British Grand Prix form in this weekend's German event at Hockenheim

Bridgestone aims for repeat win

Rubens Barrichello won at Silverstone a fortnight ago for Ferrari, and Bridgestone's director of motorsport, Hiroshi Yasukawa, is positive about getting a repeat result.

"Silverstone was a genuine reflection of the hard work and effort everyone at Bridgestone and in our teams have been putting in recently," said Yasukawa. "However, as we said, that was just the first phase and there is still much work to do. We won at Hockenheim last year with Michael [Schumacher] but it is a demanding circuit and it will be a real test of our progress so far."

Bridgestone will bring 1,400 tyres to Germany comprising of eight different dry weather specifications, reflecting the choices of its five teams.

Hisao Suganuma, Bridgestone Motorsport technical manager said: "Strategy wise, in previous years we've seen two stops from the top teams but I suspect we may see different strategies this year. For sure it's going to be a tough race but we gave Ferrari winning tyres last year with very little data available so I'm confident that with a year's experience and the recent lessons we've learnt, we'll be strong in Germany."

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