Hankook had 'several meetings' with Ecclestone - report

According to Manuel Franco, Diario As correspondent, Hankook representatives met several times with Ecclestone

Jun.3 (GMM) Hankook has been in talks with Bernie Ecclestone about replacing Pirelli as F1's official tyre supplier.

Hankook transporter
Hankook transporter

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

In April, we reported rumours that the South Korean company was an alternative to Pirelli, who are pushing hard for a new contract but also not ruling out quitting the sport.

But, over the weekend, reports emerged that a Hankook spokesperson had said a F1 foray was now "impossible" for 2014.

However, the Spanish newspaper Diario As correspondent Manuel Franco has revealed that Hankook representatives have in fact met "several times" with F1 chief executive Ecclestone.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eric Gilbert , Bernie Ecclestone
Article type Breaking news
Tags ecclestone, hankook, pirelli, tyre