Michelin confirms 2017 tyre supplier bid

By on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Michelin has confirmed that it has submitted a bid to supply tyres to Formula 1 from the start of the 2017 season.

Michelin last competed in the sport in 2006, when it was engaged in a tyre war with rivals Bridgestone.

Since its withdrawal at the end of that campaign, Formula 1 has adopted a single tyre supplier, with Pirelli replacing Bridgestone in 2011.

Pirelli's current contract expires at the end of 2016 and the FIA opened up a tender process for the next three-year deal, running from 2017 to 2019.

Michelin has submitted a proposal for Formula 1 to race on 18-inch rims, compared to the 13-inch ones which the sport currently uses.

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