Now Kumho joins race to supply F1 teams in 2011

Stephan Heublein

Yet another name has joined the race to supply tyres to formula one teams in 2011.

Amid reports that Michelin, Pirelli and Avon were vying to replace the departing Bridgestone, it emerged in Barcelona that F1's current supplier might be reconsidering its decision to leave the sport at the end of the year.

It was then rumoured that Michelin - having reduced its financial terms by half - is the favoured 2011 supplier, with teams particularly not keen on the cheaper but riskier Avon option.