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Bridgestone Depature: Where’s the Reaction?

The big news today, obviously, is Bridgestone’s announcement that it will not continue in Formula 1 after its contract to supply tires ends at the conclusion of the 2010 season. It is a big story, as any driver I know will quickly point out that tires are pretty important. After all, they are the only part of the “car” that actually touches the track. What has shocked me, then, is the decided—perhaps determined—lack of response to the news. Everyone seems to still just be sitting on the brief Bridgestone announcement. Where’s the Ferrari response? McLaren? Humorously enough, Formula 1 itself is spinning the news as “New Formula One tire supplier from 2011.” Sorry, but until there is a new supplier, that’s not the news....

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