Extreme Wet Weather Tyres to be Marked

Bridgestone have announced that the wet weather tyres used in Formula 1 will now also be marked with a white line in the bottom of the central groove. The move comes after a request by the teams in consultation with the FIA to make the normal rain tyres easily distinguishable from the extreme wet weather tyres.

Throughout the 2008 Formula One season Bridgestone will continue to mark the softer of the two dry weather tyres at each event with a white line along the bottom of the second from inside groove,” Hiroshi Yasukawa, director of Bridgestone Motorsport, explained.

“However, we will now extend the use of the white tyre marking to our extreme wet weather tyres. We hope this change will enable spectators of the sport to have a clearer understanding of the strategies used by all 11 Formula One teams when racing in the wet. Bridgestone is pleased to be able to play a part in increasing Formula One fans’ enjoyment of the sport.”