Pierre Dupasquier Q&A
Tyres were very much the talking point at Interlagos last weekend, as the new rule requiring suppliers to bring only one wet came sharply into focus. It sounded like a good idea at the time, but inevitably the two companies have erred towards choosing an intermediate - a type of tyre which has shown well in many wet races over the past couple of years. However, there is rain and there is rain, and the kind seen just before the start in Brazil meant that it was impossible to send the cars out at racing speed on such tyres. It was obvious all weekend that the Bridgestones were more adapted for drying conditions that the more conservative Michelins, although ironically the accident rate in the race was split between the two companies. This week the FIA is discussing the implications of the wet tyre rule with teams. Adam Cooper spoke to Michelin's Pierre Dupasquier about the controversial topic
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