Todt wants Michelin back in F1

By on Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Photo credit: Pirelli & C. S.p.A.

A German magazine is reporting that FIA president Jean Todt wants Michelin to consider returning to Formula One.

Pirelli's three-year contract as the sport's official sole supplier ends next season, with boss Paul Hembery indicating that an extension is not guaranteed.

Replying to a direct question on Twitter about Pirelli's plans for F1 beyond 2013, Hembery said recently: "If they (F1) want us and if the economy stays sane, yes (we will stay)."

Michelin, however, has said previously that it would only consider coming back to F1 - where it competed with Bridgestone between 2001 and 2006 - if the sport ends its current single-supplier rule.

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