Despite the dismal performance of Bridgestone- shod F1 teams this year, McLaren is eyeing a switch to the Japanese tire manufacturer. Like Red Bull, Williams and Toyota, who all presently run Michelins, McLaren has apparently entered negotiations with Bridgestone for '06 and beyond. The probable reason? F1's consideration of a tire spec that Michelin's not interested in. If the new tire rule comes to pass (and with so many teams considering the switch, it seems like it will), expect to see the Frenchmen pack up their baguettes and durometers and head home.
McLaren considers Bridgestone [Wheels24]
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