Turkey Preview Quotes: Bridgestone

Hiroshi Yasukawa, Director of Motorsport: "The addition of the Turkish Grand Prix is a very exciting one. Turkey is a country with both European and Asian roots and a country of considerable potential. The Bridgestone Corporation first entered the Turkish market in 1988 under the name of Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a partnership with the Sabanci Group. Brisa now has extensive car, 4x4, truck, bus and off-road tyre production facilities and is a market leader. Consequently I am delighted that Bridgestone Motorsport will be in Turkey this week with its Formula One partner teams to showcase our F1 technology in such an important market."

Turkey Preview Quotes: Bridgestone

Hisao Suganuma, Technical Manager: "This weekend's Turkish Grand Prix will present us with an exciting new challenge as we tackle the only new track on the calendar this year. We have been working very closely with our teams, using simulation techniques to assess the demands of the track. We hope we can be as successful as we have been in the past on new tracks. It does seem that some of the corners will be long and fast, putting a high load on the tyres for a relatively long period of time. We can also expect temperatures to be high, perhaps in the region of 50 degrees Celcius on track. The track surface should be smooth but from a tyre point of view, it will be tough. Consequently, we are taking tyres from our medium to hard compound range."

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