Motorsport and sustainable development
Ever since its creation, Michelin’s mission has been to improve the mobility of people and goods.
In response to the expected doubling of the number of vehicles on the road over the next three decades, Michelin’s efforts are focused on the development of innovations that will deliver safer, more sustainable and more environmentally respectful mobility.
As part of its contribution to this change, Michelin can count not only on the 6,000 research specialists who work out of its Technology Centre, but also on its motorsport activities which provide a valuable laboratory that puts its solutions for tomorrow through their paces in extreme conditions on race tracks and rally stages across the world.
Michelin has also been named as the official tyre supplier to the exciting new FIA Formula E Championship until 2019.
“When it comes to energy-efficient tyres and responsible motorsport, MICHELIN stands out as a pioneer and leader. The FIA Formula E Championship is of special interest to the Group because of the new powerplants it features and because the action takes place in city centres. It is a new championship that fits perfectly with our MICHELIN Total Performance strategy which consists in pushing out the envelope in all the areas that influence tyre performance simultaneously, even those which are seen as antagonistic.”
Pascal Couasnon, Director, Michelin Motorsport