TOKYO (Jan. 21, 2004) — Formula 1 will again be at the top of Bridgestone Corp.´s international motorsports activities in 2004, the tire maker said recently.
In Formula 1, the tire maker will supply Bridgestone Potenzas to four teams, including the two-time defending champions Ferrari. The racing series includes 18 races on six continents from March to October.
At the IndyCar Series, Bridgestone's Firestone brand will be the sole tire brand for the 16-race series, which includes the Indianapolis 500. It also will supply Bridgestone-brand tires for the Championship Auto Racing Teams series.
In Japan, Bridgestone will supply tires to the nine-event Formula Nippon open-wheel racing series, the Japan GT Championship, the Japan Gymkhana Championship, the All Japan Dirt Trial Championship and the All Japan Rally Championship.
Bridgestone said it also will work with internatial grand prix motorcycle racing.