Bridgestone appoint Suganuma successors

Thu, 26 October 2006, 10:01

It is believed that Bridgestone has now appointed two replacements for its departing technical manager, Hisao Suganuma.

It was reported from Sao Paulo last week that the technical manager since 2001 would now return to Japan, as Bridgestone prepare to become formula one’s sole tyre supplier next year and beyond.

Suganuma’s role is to be split between high ranking Bridgestone engineers Kees van der Grint and Jun Matsuzaki.

Dutchman van der Grint’s role in 2006 was to liaise between Bridgestone, Ferrari and Michael Schumacher. Matsuzaki fulfilled a similar role involving Schumacher’s number two at the Italian team, Felipe Massa.


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