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Formula One News: Bernie Ecclestone Addresses Michelin Return Talk

Bernie Ecclestone, the president of Formula One Management (FOM), has laid to rest speculation that Michelin could make a return to the sport in 2014 at the expense of Pirelli. The recent Belgian Grand Prix played host to growing belief that Michelin could become the F1 tyre supplier next season, but Ecclestone told U.S. Broadcaster Speed that Pirelli will remain in place. ESPNF1 quotes Ecclestone as saying: “FOM and Pirelli have a contract.” It was Pascal Couasnon, director of Michelin’s competition department, who gave credence to the feeling that the French firm could become a factor in the 2014 campaign. He confirmed Michelin’s willingness to talk to the FIA, while placing a deadline of late October on any poten...

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