FIA Formula E

Brits rule in London on Michelin rubber

The 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s London races were won by Britons Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing). The last appearance of the all-electric competition’s MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV-equipped cars this season will be the finale in Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

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The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV takes bite out of the Big Apple

The traction performance delivered by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire helped Germany’s Maximilian Günther (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) to claim the weekend’s two New York E-Prix at Brooklyn’s riverside circuit.

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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.

A harvest of two wins and one second place in Berlin so far has allowed Antonio Felix da Costa to pull sufficiently clear at the top of the provisional points able to wrap up Formula E’s 2019/2020 Drivers’ championship with two races remaining, while his team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne won the fourth e-prix in the German capital to clinch the Constructors’ title for DS Techeetah – Michelin’s 12th since the all-electric championship’s inaugural campaign in 2014/2015.

“There are no words to describe how I feel,” declared Da Costa on Sunday evening. “I went through some difficult moments in Formula E, finishing 15th and 16th in the early seasons. A big thank you to Jean-Eric [Vergne] for all the help he has given me and to everyone at DS Techeetah.”

The fourth Berlin race was marked by a brief shower which the Michelin Pilot Sport took in its stride thanks to its versatility.

“The drivers were able to continue at the same pace even when the conditions became damp,” observed Michelin Motorsport’s Formula E programme manager Jérôme Mondain afterwards. “The Michelin Pilot Sport is a truly astonishing tyre.

“After looking at the data collected by the Michelin Track Connect system during the first two e-prix at this notoriously abrasive track which took place in hot weather, we decided to run lower tyre pressures for the third and fourth races in Berlin in order to provide the drivers with an even more comfortable ride, along with superior performance and consistency.”

The third Berlin race, on Saturday, was won by Germany’s Maximilian Gunther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport/Michelin), ahead of Dutchman Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin) and pole-sitter Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) who bounced back after a couple of tough races earlier in the week. On Sunday, the Frenchman pocketed his ninth Formula 1 victory and spearheaded a one-two finish for the DS E-TENSE FE 20, ahead of Sébastien Buemi’s Nissan e.dams/Michelin.

The last two rounds of the 2019/2020 FIA Formula E Championship will feature a different circuit layout at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport on August 12-13.

(*) Subject to confirmation of the official results by the FIA.

Berlin E-Prix 3 – Final positions:

1. Maximilian Gunther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport), 35 laps

2. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), 0.128s

3. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +2.569s

4. Antonio Felix Da Costa (DS Techeetah), +2.763s

5. André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +3.136s

Etc.

Berlin E-Prix 4 – Final positions:

1. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), 37 laps

2. Antonio Felix Da Costa (DS Techeetah), +0.497s

3. Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams), +1.392s

4. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes Benz EQ FE Team), +3.791s

5. Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams), +5.018s

Etc.

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Monza glory for Toyota/Michelin

The 6 Hours of Monza – Round 3 of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship – was won by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport-equipped N°7 Toyota GR010 Hybrid of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. The Italian fixture was the last race before this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on August 21-22.

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From virtual to reality

Michelin Motorsport, Clermont-Ferrand, France – February, 2020: On completion of the design phase, a digital version of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport for endurance racing’s new Hypercar class was produced for the purpose of simulator testing, ahead of the real thing’s manufacture and eventual sign-off a few months later.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Quartararo wins as Michelin posts more records at Assen

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) took his fourth win of the 2021 MotoGPTM campaign at Round 9, the Motul TT Assen. The championship leader finished clear of team-mate Maverick Viñales and the outgoing champ Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTA). The grip and consistency of the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to the establishment of new track-lap, fastest race-lap and race-duration records for the Dutch venue.  

ABB FIA Formula E: Audi and Venturi claim Puebla victories

Rounds 8 and 9 of the 2020/2021 FIA Formula E World Championship in Puebla, Mexico, were won respectively by Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and Edoardo Mortara (RoKit Venturi Racing) on MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tires. 

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