FIA Formula E

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV lights up the Saudi sky

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV helped Nyck de Vries (Mercedes) and Sam Bird (Jaguar) to win the weekend’s two night-time Formula E e-prix in Diriyah, on the outskirts of Riyad. Michelin was a founding partner of the championship in 2014.

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Da Costa and DS Techeetah secure Formula E’s 2019/2020 titles with Michelin*

A one-two finish today for DS E-TENSE FE 20/Michelin’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix Da Costa in the 2019/2020 FIA Formula E Championship’s fourth round in Berlin, Germany, saw DS Techeetah and Da Costa seal the Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles respectively.

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A Mercedes-Benz EQ/Michelin one-two wraps up 2019/2020 Formula E campaign

Formula E’s Season 6 concluded with a 69th win for the championship’s founding partner Michelin. The last of six races in Berlin saw Stoffel Vandoorne head a Mercedes-Benz EQ/Michelin one-two after Antonio Felix da Costa and DS Techeetah had secured the all-electric series’ Drivers’ and Constructors’ crowns with two rounds remaining.

Michelin Motorsport’s technical squad rose successfully to the logistical challenge posed by the organisation of six back-to-back races at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport as the Michelin Pilot Sport delivered yet another display of its consistency at Formula E’s most abrasive venue.

“The bill in Berlin featured six Formula E e-prix and seven rounds of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy,” explains Jérôme Mondain, the manager of Michelin Motorsport’s Formula E programme. “As a result, our six fitters had the task of fitting, balancing and removing some 1,300 tyres, including 864 Michelin Track Connect-equipped Michelin Pilot Sports for the Formula E races alone, a job that involved individually matching each tyre and sensor to the 24 drivers.”

The last two e-prix of the season – which used a different circuit layout to the first four – produced a maiden Formula E win for Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams/Michelin) on Wednesday, August 12, while ex-F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne headed Mercedes-Benz EQ/Michelin’s first one-two in the series the following day to claim his first victory.

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The Belgian’s result earned him second place behind Da Costa in the final 2019/2020 standings, a point clear of the outgoing champ Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin), while Nissan e.dams cinched runner-up honours in the Constructors’ table, behind DS Techeetah and ahead of Mercedes-Benz EQ.


The 2019/2020 Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy was won by New Zealander Simon Evans.

“It’s been a very positive sixth year in Formula E for Michelin,” observes Jérôme Mondain. “The Michelin Pilot Sport proved competitive and consistent across a wide variety of conditions at the different circuits visited in the course of the 2019/2020 championship. Its versatility was especially evident in Berlin where the drivers posted the same lap times during a shower as they did in the dry. The Michelin Track Connect – which marks a first in international motor racing – harvested valuable real-time data which, after analysis, allowed us to run lower tyre pressures during the last four races and consequently provide the drivers with both superior performance and even greater consistency.”

ABB FIA Formula E action will resume when Season 7 gets under way next January in Santiago, Chile.

Berlin E-Prix 5 – Final positions:

1. Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams), 36 laps

2. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), +1.903s

3. René Rast (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +7.490s

4. André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +7.863s

5. Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing), +11.441s


Berlin E-Prix 6 – Final positions:

1. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-Benz EQ FE Team), 36 laps

2. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-Benz EQ FE Team), +1.340s

3. Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams), +2.841s

4. René Rast (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +3.580s

5. Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing), +8.710s



MotoGP™: Qatar glory for Viñales as Michelin plays part in three new records

Sunday’s Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar saw Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) claim the first win of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship, ahead of Johann Zarco (2nd, Pramac Racing) and Francesco Bagnaia (3rd, Ducati Lenovo Team). The grip and consistency provided by the MICHELIN Power Slick made an active contribution to the excitement of the year’s opener which produced new track and race lap records, as well as a new top-speed benchmark.  


New records for Michelin at Sebring

Michelin scooped the top prize at the 2021 12 Hours of Sebring (Florida, USA) which was won by the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac-DPi-V.R of Frenchmen Loïc Duval, Tristan Vautier and Sébastien Bourdais. Sebring is one of motor racing’s toughest venues for tires and a great track therefore to prepare for the FIA World Endurance Championship which this year kicks off at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on May 1.


Long-lasting performance in Asia too!

The Michelin Pilot Sport range of endurance racing tyres showcased its winning ability in the recent 2021 Asian Le Mans Series which was hosted by the United Arab Emirates. G-Drive Racing claimed the Teams’ and Drivers’ crowns to earn an invitation to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Michelin to support European Rally Championship youngsters

Michelin has joined forces with Eurosport Events , promoter of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), to organise the ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory for drivers aged under 28.

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