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Formula E: Santiago glory for Max Günther

The 2020 Santiago E-Prix in Chile saw Maximilian Gunther score his maiden Formula E victory at the wheel of his Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped BMW iFE.20.

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Formula E: Britons rule at 2019/2020 curtain raiser in Saudi Arabia

Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin) and Alexander Sims (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) took the two wins at the opening meeting of the 2019/2020 Formula E Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Michelin has been the official tyre supplier to the FIA’s all-electric racing series since its creation in 2014.

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Audi/Michelin on top again in Berlin

The 2019 Berlin E-Prix saw three ex-Formula E champions monopolise the podium, with Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin’s Lucas di Grassi finishing on the top step, ahead of Sébastien Buemi (2nd, Nissan e.dams/Michelin) and Jean-Eric Vergne (3rd, DS Techeetah/Michelin). As anticipated, the abrasive track at the former Tempelhof Airport proved a big test for Michelin’s Formula E tyre.

Lucas di Grassi collected the 10th Formula E victory of his career and his second of the 2018/2019 season after appearing in front on Lap 5 and gradually pulling clear of the pack to earn himself handsome safety margin. The Audi e.tron FE05/Michelin driver also posted the day’s fastest lap late in the race (Lap 29 of 37) to provide an eloquent illustration of the long-lasting performance credentials of his Michelin Pilot Sport tyres at what is the campaign’s most abrasive circuit due to its ribbed concrete surface. Track temperatures of almost 30°C added to the difficulty faced by the French brand’s bespoke Formula E tyre.

The result has promoted the Brazilian from fifth to second place in the provisional championship standings, behind Vergne who was third in Germany after a determined fightback during the race’s second half, aided by the resilience of his Michelin tyres.

Pole-sitter Buemi got away to a first class start and led until he was passed by di Grassi. He then managed to defend his footing on the podium and eventually moved up from third to second after passing Antonio Felix da Costa on Lap 23 to harvest his first top-three finish of the season.

Da Costa (BMW I Andretti Motorsport/Michelin) and Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA Racelab/Michelin) rounded out the afternoon’s top five, chased by the 2018 Berlin E-Prix winner Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) and Alexander Sims (BMW I Andretti Motorsport/Michelin). André Lotterer climbed seven places in the course of the race but failed to finish.

The next round of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship will take teams to Bern, Switzerland, on Saturday, June 22.

2019 Berlin E-Prix – final positions:

1. Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), 37 laps

2. Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams), +1.856s

3. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +2.522s

4. Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), +5.845s

5. Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA Racelab), +6.336s

6. Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +6.551s

7. Alexander Sims (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), +8.235s

8. Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams), +10.781s

9. Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing), +13.153s

10. Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing), +14.846s

Etc.

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FIA WRC - Rallye Monte-Carlo - Racecard

The 2020 FIA World Rally Championship gets underway with one of the most iconic and demanding events for the tyres, Rallye Monte-Carlo. Click on the photo to download our racecard!

Michelin’s decade of innovation and success in motorsport

In the course of the past 10 years, Michelin’s increasingly sophisticated, energy-efficient, consistent and, now, connected tyres collected more than 300 world-class victories in disciplines as varied as MotoGP, endurance racing, rallying and Formula E. 

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Toyota/Michelin claim 1st and 2nd places in Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing dominated the last FIA WEC race of the year to collect first and second places in Bahrain with the N°7 (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez) and N°8 (Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley) Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrids. The French tyre firm topped the order in the other three classes, too, with the N°22 United Autosports Oreca-Gibson (LMP2), N°95 Aston Martin (LMGTE Pro) and N°57 Porsche (LMGTE Am).

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Monte Carlo 1966: Citroën and Michelin win another ‘duel of ’66’…

James Mangold’s film ‘Le Mans 1966’ starring Matt Damon et Christian Bale relates how Ford succeeded in thwarting mighty Ferrari at Le Mans. Earlier the same year, Citroën and Michelin finished on top after a thrilling duel on another legendary event – the Rallye Monte-Carlo.

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