Michelin are "ready" to enter talks about a possible return to F1 amidst reports that the FIA is set to put out a tender.
Michelin left Formula One at the end of the 2006 season and ruled out a return in 2011 as the French company did not want to be a sole supplier.
Three years later, though, they are considering doing just that.
As reports that the FIA could put out a tender gather momentum, Michelin's competition unit director Pascal Couasnon has confirmed the company's interest.
Our position is now known. If they are willing to talk... we are ready to do so," Couasnon told Reuters.
However, should Michelin take over from Pirelli as F1's sole supplier, the company not only wants tyres that last longer but also 18 inch rims compared to this year's 13 inchs.
Pirelli's Paul Hembery has called talk of the FIA putting out a tender "farcical" given that it is almost September.
Pirelli: Michelin Return Farcical
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