FIA Formula E

Buenos Aires ePrix: Buemi’s hat-trick

Saturday’s Buenos Aires ePrix saw Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) follow up his recent successes in Hong Kong and Marrakech with his third win on the trot, ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) and Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport).

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FIA FORMULA E (Marrakech): Buemi (Renault-e. dams) extends championship lead

Victory in Morocco has seen Renault-e.dams and its Swiss star Sébastien Buemi open up a handsome early lead in the 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship. Saturday’s ePrix in the streets of Marrakech served as an eloquent and spectacular shop window for electric mobility.

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FIA Formula E: London ePrix weekend crowns Buemi and Renault-e.dams

The London round of the 2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship turned out to be a weekend to remember for Renault-e.dams which not only won the title for the second year running but also saw Sébastien Buemi clinch the Drivers’ crown. Team-mate Nico Prost won both races in Battersea Park on the southern bank of the River Thames.

The final meeting of the 2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship saw teams convene in Battersea Park (83 hectares), London, just three kilometres from Buckingham Palace.

On Friday, the day before the weekend’s opening race, the championship’s promoter Alexandro Agag revealed the calendar for the competition’s third season which will feature 14 ePrix, with visits to Hong Kong (which will kick off proceedings on October 9), Montreal, New York, Paris, Marrakesh, Brussels and Monaco. Two venues have yet to be named.

The same day, Dragon Racing announced that it will have a new partner and that Duval and d’Ambrosio will continue to be its drivers, while Aguri will be known next season as Techeetah.

The weekend’s action attracted a large number of families who picnicked on the lawns and prepared to watch qualifying for Saturday’s race from the comfort of deckchairs while watching an open-air musical concert.

There was tension in the pits, however, as the teams studied the clouds which brought rain during the session. At the end of the day, pole-winner Nico Prost celebrated victory in the arms of his four-time F1 world champion dad, watched by Bruno Senna (2nd, Mahindra, second), 23 years after the last podium finish to feature the names Senna and Prost!

The second day was much sunnier as Buemi powered to pole position for Race 2 and close the points gap to di Grassi, meaning the 2015/2016 Drivers’ title would be settled by Sunday’s clash in front of an estimated crowd of 40,000.

A bold passing attempt shortly after the start saw di Grassi run into the back of Buemi and only the bonus points for the day’s fastest race lap could now split the two men. The Swiss driver eased to the top of the standings when he eked every last ounce out of the performance potential of his Michelin Pilot Sport EV-equipped single-seater to secure the best time on Lap 16 and take over from Nelson Piquet Jr. as the 2015/2016 FIA Formula E champion.

Renault-e.dams’ perfect weekend concluded with a second win for Prost and victory in the Teams’ championship for the second year running.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Qatar to kick off 2017 world championship

After a memorable 2016 campaign, which saw nine different riders win races as Michelin returned to the series following a seven-year absence, the first fixture of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship (March 23-26) will take teams to Losail, near Doha, in the middle of the Qatari desert. 

FIA WRC

Rally Mexico produces the 2017 WRC’s third winner!

Following in the slipstream of Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala, who took the spoils in Monte Carlo and Sweden respectively, Kris Meeke clinched the top prize in Mexico on Sunday at the wheel of his Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin. Ogier (Ford/Michelin) and Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) joined the Briton on the podium.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP Off Season Show visits Michelin

Michelin invites the MotoGP Off Season Show to construct its very own tyre and discover the intricacies inside that round piece of rubber.

FIA WRC

Sweden glory for Toyota/Michelin

Toyota followed up its Rallye Monte Carlo podium finish in January with outright victory in Sweden today to celebrate its return to the FIA World Rally Championship. Jari-Matti Latvala topped the final order ahead of Ford M-Sport/Michelin’s Ott Tanak and Sébastien Ogier, while Skoda/Michelin ended up on top again in WRC2.

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