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05/17/10
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Bridgestone happy with tire performance  Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) has proved peerless with a superb performance to win the Monaco Grand Prix with a super soft – medium Bridgestone Potenza tire strategy on the streets of Monte Carlo.

Webber finished just ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel after the end of the fourth safety car period. Renault F1 Team driver Robert Kubica finished in third.

The top three drivers were all on the same tire strategy.

Hiroshi Yasukawa – Director of Bridgestone Motorsport, says...

“Once more this wonderful, historic location of Monaco has provided Formula One with an excellent race and we are proud of the performance of our tires which added to the spectacle today. Many spectators here and television viewers around the world were rewarded with a fantastic sporting event. We enjoy a good relationship with the people of Monaco and our signage has always been very prominent here. It shows the brand name of Bridgestone strongly on televisions and newspapers everywhere. Congratulations to Mark Webber and Red Bull for their consecutive win, and also to Renault who powered all three podium finishers.”

Hirohide Hamashima - Bridgestone Director of Motorsport Tire Development, added....

“Today I am proud to say that both compounds of Bridgestone Potenzas performed very well and a variety of strategies were possible. The medium compound was so strong. It provided good lap times right up to the end of the race, even when it had been used for 77 laps as in the case of Fernando Alonso, who achieved a good result after starting from the pit lane. The super soft compound also showed praiseworthy performance, even with the heavy fuel loads at the start of the race. We could see from the pace of Nico Rosberg before his pit stop that this tire could have been used for longer stints than we generally saw. We always expect transverse graining on the rear tires here, due to the traction demands of the circuit layout, but we were surprised at how well our tires resisted this. The drivers should have got good satisfaction from our tires today, and I am happy with this." Bridgestone PR

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