Michelin 'disappointed' with F1's proposal snub

Stephan Heublein

Michelin is "disappointed" with F1's decision to snub its proposal to return to formula one in 2011.

Although an official application was not lodged, the French marque did engage in detailed talks with teams, FOM and the FIA about replacing the departing Bridgestone.

But Michelin was asking for key rule changes, including the scrapping of the single tyre supplier policy, and - as revealed by racing boss Nick Shorrock - measures to demonstrate "respect for the environment".