Thumbs Up to Bridgestone
Toyota F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, brother of retired world champion Michael, has voiced his approval of the new 2007 Bridgestone tyres after testing at Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya.
Following Michelin’s withdrawal from Formula One all drivers will compete on Bridgestone tyres as of next year, and despite concerns raised by other drivers Schumacher stated that he was pleased with the tyres.
“I must say I am positively surprised with the tyres,” commented Schumacher. “Everything has been a little bit easier than I was expecting because I expected the new tyres to be a lot harder to drive.”
Schumacher said he was very pleased with the Bridgestone tyres and found them to be “quite drivable”.
Schumacher and team-mate Jarno Trulli have spent three full days in Spain, and after early weather related teething problems the pair recorded some pleasing lap-times. sg