Bridgestone boss not worried

Bridgestone racing boss Hisao Suganuma has played down the tyre degradation troubles suffered by Ferrari in this week's major Formula 1 test at Valencia

Bridgestone boss not worried

Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello did not feature at the top of the timesheets until Friday, and were reported to be suffering from poor tyre durability. It was suspected that Bridgestone might have brought too soft a compound to the test after receiving misleading data from the previous week's test at the newly resurfaced Barcelona circuit. Suganuma denied this.

"We are expecting this kind of result on this construction," he said. "So for us it was very useful to get the data we wanted to get."

He added that the tyre compounds tried at Valencia would not be seen on the Ferraris at the F1 season opener in Australia a month from now.

"It is far from the construction we are going to create for Melbourne," said Suganuma. "We have a few more tests to decide, but we were happy with the data that we have."

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