FIA Formula E

Di Grassi and Renault e.dams secure 2016/2017 Formula E titles

The last meeting of the 2016/2017 Formula E Championship saw Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Renault-e.dams/Michelin clinch the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles in Montreal, Canada.

FIA Formula E

New York glory for DS Virgin!

The weekend’s two Formula E races in New York City were won by DS Virgin Racing/Michelin’s Sam Bird, which means the 2016/2017 Drivers’ and Teams’ titles will now go down to the wire at the season’s finale in Montreal, Canada, in two weeks’ time.

FIA Formula E

Berlin ePrix: Rosenqvist on form in Berlin

Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) left Berlin with the weekend’s highest points haul thanks to his victory in Saturday’s race. Sunday’s victor was the championship’s provisional leader Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams).

The weekend’s 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship gathering at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport featured two races which both ran in splendid summery weather.

Saturday’s contest was won by Felix Rosenqvist who earned Mahindra Racing’s maiden success in the all-electric series after passing pole-winner di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) on Lap 21. He was chased over the line by the Brazilian and team-mate Nick Heidfeld who made it two Mahindra cars in the top three!

After a poor qualifying performance, Buemi started from 14th on the grid but succeeded in crossing the line in fifth place before learning of his disqualification for under-pressure Michelin Pilot Sport EV2 tyres (minimum authorised by the regulations: 1.6 bar).

Rosenqvist nearly took his score to two victories in Sunday’s competition but, after dominating qualifying and the race itself, the 2015 European F3 champ took a 10-second penalty for a hazardous pit-lane exit when he came close to colliding with Heidfeld’s identical car.

That handed top spot to Buemi who was joined on the podium by the Swede and di Grassi who secured the silver medal ahead of team-mate Daniel Abt. DS Virgin Racing’s pair tangled early on but José Maria Lopez recovered to steal fifth from Jean-Eric Vergne (TECHEETAH) five laps from home.

Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) and Maro Engel (Venturi Formula E Team) posted the weekend’s two fastest race laps.

Next round: New York ePrix (USA), July 15-16 (two race).

MOTOGP™

Michelin named official MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Dorna Sports has confirmed that Michelin will continue to be the official supplier of tyres to the MotoGPTM World Championship for five additional seasons over and above the existing arrangement. The contract’s extension until 2023 was announced today at this weekend’s MICHELIN® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in the presence of Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon and Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports. 

FIA WRC

Sébastien Ogier and M-Sport WRT seal 2017 WRC crowns!

Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia and British outfit M-Sport wrapped up world class rallying’s 2017 titles* today after this weekend’s Wales Rally GB which was won by homegrown star Elfyn Evans. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Dovizioso takes Malaysia win!

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) collected his sixth success of the year with victory at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) came second to notch up Ducati’s first one-two finish of the season, while Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was third. Fourth place for Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) means the fight for the 2017 crown will be decided in Valence. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Marquez to wrap up title in Malaysia?

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship concludes its autumn long-haul tour with the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of 18). Marc Marquez travels to Sepang with a 33-point cushion at the top of the provisional standings and could well collect his fourth premier class crown this weekend. 

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