With all the anticipation and euphoria over the seeming new era in F1 with Jean Todt in charge there is a major potential disaster looming. Everyone is looking forward to this year with all the new teams and the new rules banning refueling. Lurking in the backgound for 2011 is the 1,000 pound problem. Although very little is being said in public the situation will be at the forefont in the FIA, FOTA and wee Bernie’s minds as well as all the teams.
This is the last year Bridgestone are supplying tires to F1. Now I have been around this crazy sport snce before Ben Hur was a gleam in his parent’s eyes and I am pretty sure the situation will be resolved. I expect all concerned have been in contact with worldwide tire companies and are working like mad to find a solution. The last rumour I heard was 3 different Korean companies are expressing some interest.