WOKING, England (Nov. 1)—The McLaren Formula One team said it will switch to Michelin tires from Bridgestone for the 2002 F1 season and beyond. McLaren has competed on Bridgestone tires the past four seasons, winning two drivers' world championships and one constructors' title. McLaren drivers won 27 races on Bridgestone tires during this time, the racing team said. McLaren previously competed on Michelin tires, in the 1980s, winning the 1984 F1 constructors' and drivers' championships. With the switch, Michelin now will supply seven of the 12 teams competing in the global championship. Bridgestone continues to supply Ferrari, the drivers' and constructors' champions in 2000 and 2001.
McLaren team to race on Michelin tires
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