Hirohide Hamashima

Hirohide Hamashima
2008 Japanese Grand Prix.
Born 1952
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Title Head of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team Tyre Development

Hirohide Hamashima (浜島 裕英 Hirohide Hamashima?, born 1952 in Tokyo), also known as Hammy, is the director of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team Tyre Development. He worked for Bridgestone as the director of its Motorsport Tyre Development until 2011.

Career

Bridgestone

After graduating from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in a master's course in macromolecular chemistry, Hamashima joined a Japanese tire company, Bridgestone, in 1977.

He has consistently worked on the development of tires for motor sports since 1981. He worked in many racing categories, such as Formula Two, DTM, the Indianapolis 500, Formula One and MotoGP. When the company started to supply tire to Formula One in 1997, Hamashima took leading role to develop racing tire.

During the Formula One era, he often appeared on the Fuji TV's F1 program even in Grands Prix weekends and commented as a tire engineer, about the compatibility of the circuit and the tire, and other related matters. Thus, he became well known among Formula One fans in Japan.

Scuderia Ferrari

On 11 January 2012, Scuderia Ferrari announced that Hamashima moved to the team and took a role in its technical department to improve the interaction of the Ferrari car and its tires.[1]

References

Books

External links

  • Bridgestone Motorsport - (English) / (Japanese)
    • Hirohide Hamashima's Grands Prix preview 2010 - (Japanese)
    • Hirohide Hamashima's Grands Prix preview 2009 - (Japanese)
    • Hirohide Hamashima's Grands Prix preview 2008 - (Japanese)
    • Hirohide Hamashima's Grands Prix preview 2007 - (Japanese)
    • Hirohide Hamashima's Grands Prix preview 2006 - (Japanese)
    • Hirohide Hamashima talks about Formula One drivers - (Japanese)

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