Jaguar to use Michelin tyres in 2001

Jaguar Racing has announced it will use Michelin rubber for the 2001 Formula 1 season

Jaguar to use Michelin tyres in 2001

The French tyre giant announced last December that it would be making a comeback next season.

The company, which left was last in F1 in 1984, will supply both Jaguar and WilliamsF1.

Chairman of Jaguar Racing and chief technical officer of Ford motor company, Neil Ressler, said: "We are very proud to be associated with a company with such a tradition of sporting excellence.

"We are looking forward to a strong partnership with Michelin and, the fact that this is a long term agreement, shows the strength of commitment from Michelin and Jaguar Racing to succeed."

Between 1977 and 1984 the company achieved 59 wins, three Drivers' World Championships and two Constuctors' Championships.

Michelin racing director Pierre Dupasquier said: "We're very pleased to have signed with the Jaguar Racing team.

"We have already started our tyre test programme at our research centre in France and are looking forward to meeting the challenge of Formula 1."

The company also plans to supply the Toyota team when it enters in 2002.

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