FIA Formula E

De Vries and Mercedes clinch Formula E’s 2021 world crowns with Michelin

As one of Formula E’s founding partners, Michelin is proud to have been associated with Nyck de Vries and Mercedes-EQ FE Team, winners of the all-electric competition’s first world crowns. Along with the titles it has harvested in Formula 1, rallying and endurance racing, Michelin can claim to have secured titles in every one of the FIA’s motorsport world championships. The winners of the weekend’s two Berlin races were Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and Norman Nato (RoKit Venturi Racing).

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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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Da Costa and the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV co-reign in Monaco

Defending champion Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) steered his MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV-equipped all-electric single-seater to glory in the Principality of Monaco which, for the first time, hosted Formula E action around the long version of its famous circuit.

The efficiency of Formula E’s latest-generation cars and their bespoke MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tires enabled the organizers to switch to the long version of Monaco’s celebrated track for the first time to mark the championship’s fourth visit to the Principality’s streets.

The loop included such famous racing landmarks as Sainte-Dévote, Casino Square, Le Tunnel and Rascasse which provided a sparkling backdrop for the 24 drivers who responded by delivering a superb show. The passing maneuver of Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans around the outside up the Sainte-Dévote climb and da Costa’s overtaking move under braking out of the tunnel are sure to stand out as two highlights of the championship’s seventh campaign.

“The fact that Da Costa pulled off his superb move on the final lap speaks volumes for the longevity and consistency of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV and for the confidence the drivers had in their tires all the way to the checkered flag,” notes Jérôme Mondain, manager of Michelin Motorsport’s Formula E program. “Monaco is one of motor racing’s best-known venues and it was an extremely positive day there for the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV. Both the teams and drivers were unanimous in their praise for its performance.”

Round 7 of the 2020/2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as won by da Costa, ahead of Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing) and Evans, while Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team) picked up the fastest race lap to make up for his otherwise difficult day.

The next port of call for the series will be Puebla, Mexico, on June 19-20, ahead of trips to New York, USA, London, United Kingdom and then Berlin, Germany, for the season’s finale on August 14-15.

Monaco E-Prix – Final positions:

  1. Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah), 26 laps
  2. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), +2.848s
  3. Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing), +2.872s
  4. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +3.120s
  5. Maximilian Günther (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), +3.270s

Etc.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Austin win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) was in unbeatable form at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas – Round 15 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – at the notoriously bumpy Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Spaniard was followed over the line by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who made it three different bikemakers on the podium in another display of the MICHELIN Power tire range’s exceptional versatility.  

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MotoGP™: Bagnaia wins on home soil as Michelin helps more records tumble

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) scored his second victory in as many weekends by winning the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 14 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Italian was joined on the podium by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and rookie Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama), while the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to new track-lap, race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Misano. 

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MotoGP™: Maiden MotoGPTM win for Bagnaia and Michelin’s 460th!

The Gran Premio TISSOT de Aragón (Round 13 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship) saw Lenovo Ducati Team’s Francesco Bagnaia collect the first win of his career at this level. Second and third at Aragon were Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and defending champ Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), while four different Michelin-equipped bikemakers filled the top four places as more records tumbled at the exacting Spanish circuit. 

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MotoGP™: Quartararo uncatchable at Silverstone

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) dominated Round 12 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship at Silverstone, Great Britain, to notch up his fifth victory of the campaign. He led comfortably for most of the Monster Energy British Grand Prix to beat Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), while Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) harvested Aprilia’s maiden MotoGPTM podium finish. The top six places featured six different bikemakers – a first in MotoGPTM history and further evidence of the MICHELIN Power range’s outstanding versatility.  

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