Indeed, rather than muse an eighth team, Michelin F1 director Nick Shorrock told Autosport that the only current contract beyond the end of this year is with Sauber. The rest are thought keen on a 'control' tire — and the eager frontrunner is Bridgestone. ''We're working very hard on the other (six F1 contracts),'' Shorrock revealed.
Ferrari powered (in 2006) Red Bull will almost certainly make the switch, and may be joined by Toyota and Williams. ''We are looking at our options,'' a Toyota spokesman admitted.