Britain Preview Quotes: Bridgestone

Hiroshi Yasukawa, Director of Motorsport: "With our F1 headquarters based in Langley, UK, the British Grand Prix is one of two home races for Bridgestone Motorsport and we shall be looking for a good result. The car-tyre packages of all our teams, Ferrari, Jordan and Minardi, are getting stronger with each race and Ferrari in particular should be strong at Silverstone this weekend. Their qualifying and first lap performance has improved significantly and they tend to run well on high speed circuits

Britain Preview Quotes: Bridgestone

"I am also looking forward to seeing GP2 run at Silverstone. With drivers from no fewer than 16 countries, we have seen some thrilling, wheel-to-wheel action over the past few races and I am hoping that we shall see at least one of them graduate to Formula One next year."

Hisao Suganuma, Technical Manager: "The Silverstone Grand Prix circuit is a challenging circuit with both high and very low speed sections. A good lap time, however, comes from the high speed part of the track and the stability of the tyres at Silverstone will be important for car handling. The track surface is quite abrasive which means we may see high tyre wear and because there are several high speed corners, tyres have been chosen from the medium to hard end of the compound range.

"We are expecting to be competitive at Silverstone having tested there a few weeks ago and got some good indications of which tyres to choose. Of course at Silverstone, the weather can be a bit of a lottery and we could have anything from 35 degrees on track, if sunny, to cool and wet weather. Whatever the weather though, we'll be ready!"

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