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The Bridgestone Tire Company's Formula 1 Challenge

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Bridgestone's European Home Base
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Bridgestone tires being worked under a motor home canopy.

Photo (c) 2007 Brad Spurgeon licensed to About.com, Inc.

The Bridgestone European base for race activities is in England, at Langley, which is near the Heathrow Airport. "The tires usually travel by sea, but if time is tight they are sent by air," said Bridgestone. "If this is the case, the tires are shrink-wrapped at Narita Airport for protection."

Bridgestone Motorsport UK

The Langley base is also a storage place for thousands of the tires throughout the season and the winter testing period. But it serves too as a working base for the engineers, technicians and other staff.

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