Rob W wrote:
- The forcing of Michelin out of F1, which had a direct benefit to Ferrari as their sole test team. (sure, they didn't capitalise on it.. but they had a definite start on everyone else)
If I recall my history, after back-to-back championships, Michelin was offered the single tyre supplier role, but declined because they wanted to keep competing to drive their technology forward, not just make a spec tyre that had zero motivation for improvement.
Now that may have been creative PR from Michelin, but I am very sure that it was said at the end of 2006 by the top Michelin guy...
Anyone have a link? I was on a different board at that time, and I refuse to go back to that cesspool to even dig up a link.