2010 CANADA GP: BRIDGESTONE PREVIEW


Canadian Grand Prix is back!!! Scheduled for Sunday, June 13 at demanding circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Bridgestone will bring medium and super soft compound tires for dry weather and intermediate for wet. Track located at Notre-Dame, consists of urban roads and permanent track. Have slow and fast corners, fast straights, tight barriers. The circuit require heavy braking and high traction.

Hiroshi Yasukawa, Director of Bridgestone Motorsport:
"North America represents a strategically important market for Bridgestone, as well as for all car manufacturers and sponsors present in Formula One, so we are very pleased to return to Canada in 2010. This country always attracts a large number of fans of Formula One. Historically, the Canadian Grand Prix has always been one of the best races seen during the season and this is a good advertising vehicle for our brand. Usually we see exciting races on this track. Expect many fans in the stands and millions of viewers worldwide. "

Hirohide Hamashima, Bridgestone Motorsport Development Manager:
"For the first time since 1997 race in Montreal track will be with slick tires. Previously the choice of the optimal type of tires has always been difficult on this track. This will be the first time in Montreal bring mixed types of tyres. Drivers should pay close attention to tire management, becouse of the heavy braking and high traction. Over the weekend the track surface is subject to change. I believe that all these factors make the Canadian Grand Prix a good test for the teams, the drivers and our tires. "

Facts and figures:

Number and specification of tires brought in Montreal: 2000 pieces.
Compounds: medium, super soft (dry), intermediate (wet)

Pole position 2008:
1min 17s886 (Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes)


Fastest race lap 2008:
1min 17s387 (Raikkonen, Ferrari Marlboro)


Podium 2008:
1st Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber)
2nd Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber)
3rd David Coulthard (Red Bull Racing)