Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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Your argument for Firestone/Bridgestone having an 'unfair' competitive advantage re Indy does not make sense. All the teams, including the Michelin shod, had the option to test on the Indianapolis race track. The Michelin supplied teams elected not to come and test, brought unsuitable tires, and had therefore a 'serious safety issue'. The problem was their fault, that is all there is to it. No one prevented them to test on the Indy track. For your argument to have any validity, do Renault/Michelin have an 'unfair' competitive advantage when racing in France, does Bridgestone in Japan, or Ferrari at Monza? Before and after pictures Indy F-1 2005: