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2006-06-29 16:46:40

By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - A week after celebrating one of the brightest moments in their Formula One history, Michelin are back at the scene of one of their darkest days. Last Sunday, the French tire makers trumpeted their 100th grand prix victory after Renault's world champion Fernando Alonso won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The mood at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which hosts Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix, is more somber. Last year, all six Michelin-equipped...

2005-09-11 05:03:22

By Alan Baldwin SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body poured scorn on Michelin on Sunday after the French tire company criticized plans to move to a single supplier in 2008. Michelin chairman Edouard Michelin warned at a news conference at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday that the company could quit Formula One at the end of next year and questioned the International Automobile Federation's (FIA) integrity and conduct. "Mr Michelin should be aware...

2005-07-22 14:59:41

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body has formally canceled guilty verdicts made against the seven Michelin teams after the U.S. Grand Prix tire fiasco. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement Friday that its world motor sport council had voted overwhelmingly to wipe the slate clean after examining new evidence. The move was a formality after the FIA senate recommended last week to annul the verdicts. The June 19 race at Indianapolis turned...

2005-07-15 09:59:05

LONDON (Reuters) - Michelin began the process of refunding U.S. Grand Prix ticket holders Friday after tire failures turned last month's race into a six-car fiasco. Michelin North America and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) said all those who had bought race day tickets for the June 19 event were eligible. Some 120,000 fans attended the race and details of how to claim were provided through the U.S. Grand Prix Web Site (www.usgpindy.com). "If the United States Grand Prix at...

2005-06-28 19:25:34

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Michelin have offered to refund U.S.Grand Prix fans after tire failures turned this month's FormulaOne race at Indianapolis into a six-car fiasco. "Michelin has decided to contribute to the costs incurredby the spectators present at the circuit on Sunday, June 19th2005 by offering to refund their tickets," the French tiremanufacturer said in a statement on Tuesday. "This is an important decision, since Michelin is not atall legally bound to do this."...

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