Spain Preview Quotes: Bridgestone

Hiroshi Yasukawa, Director of Motorsport: "This week's Spanish Grand Prix has all the hallmarks of being another classic race. We clearly saw in Imola that following an intensive period of working closely with our teams, we have been able to provide them with increasingly competitive tyres. To see Michael Schumacher running up to two seconds a lap faster than his rivals was hugely satisfying and we intend to keep up the momentum. The race in Spain will undoubtedly produce another big showdown between the leading runners and we expect the Ferrari drivers to be right up there, showing what they can do in front of the expected capacity crowd. I can't wait!"

Spain Preview Quotes: Bridgestone

Hisao Suganuma, Technical Manager: "Barcelona is now smoother than in previous years but it is still a hard wearing track from a tyre point of view. The number of high speed corners and undulating nature of the circuit make it hard on the brakes and tyres. It is also possible that at this time of year, temperatures may start to rise a bit. Taking all these factors into account we have again chosen tyres which have shown a high, consistent performance and we are confident that following testing last week, where we tried approximately 15 different Bridgestone Potenza tyre specifications with Ferrari and Minardi in Mugello and Jordan at Silverstone, our tyres should be strong in Spain. I am very much looking forward to the weekend as our teams should be looking good: Ferrari continues to get stronger and stronger, Jordan is working hard on its development programme and Minardi has had more time to get to grips with their new PS05."

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