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ABB FIA Formula E: Michelin reveals the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show has seen Michelin reveal the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport that will equip the latest-generation FIA ABB Formula E Championship all-electric cars when Season 5 (2018/2019) gets going at the end of the year. 

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Daniel Abt claims maiden Formula E success

Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) notched up the first Formula E victory of his career at Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix. The German was joined on the podium by Oliver Turvey (2nd, NextEv NIO Sport/Michelin) and Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault e.dams/Michelin). 

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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.

The outgoing FIA Formula E Champion Sébastien Buemi had a nightmare weekend in Montreal where he suffered a big crash in Friday’s free practice session, before taking a 10-place penalty on the grid for Race 1 from which he was ultimately disqualified. He then qualified a modest 13th for Race 2 in the course of which he was forced to pit to repair collision damage.

Despite having secured six wins from 12 races in the course of the season, the Renault e.dams driver failed in his bid to defend his 2015/2016 crown and the title went instead to di Grassi who can look back at a more consistent string of results since last October’s opener in Hong Kong. The Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport star also benefited from his Swiss rival’s absence from the recent New York City meeting due to conflicting World Endurance Championship duties. That allowed di Grassi to close the gap at the top of the standings before victory in the first Canadian race promoted him 18 points clear going into the season’s finale.

The 32-year old snapped up the opportunity to become Formula E’s third champion, in the footsteps of fellow Brazilian Nelson Piquet Junior (2014/2015) and Buemi (2015/2016) who had to settle for runner-up honours this time round.

The bronze medal went to Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) after a thrilling battle with DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird which kept spectators entertained during the season’s later fixtures.

Despite its various woes in Canada, Renault e.dams/Michelin notched up its third straight Teams’ title thanks to the efforts of Buemi and Nicolas Prost. The French squad was joined on the final podium by Abt-Schaeffler Audi Sport and Mahindra Racing.


The last clash of the current campaign was won by Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) who found a way past pole-winner Rosenqvist with around 10 laps to go. It was the Frenchman’s first victory in the series and came one after a podium finish in Race 1 which saw his team-mate Stéphane Sarrazin take 3rd place.

Season 4 of the FIA Formula E Championship (2017/2018) is due to start in December in the streets of Hong Kong.


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. 


Sweden revenge for ice-cool Neuville

After cruelly missing out on last year’s Rally Sweden win, Thierry Neuville (Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin) bounced back this week to win the 66th running of the winter classic, ahead of Craig Breen (Citroën C3 WRC/Michelin) and team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen. World champion Sébastien Ogier (Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin) was penalised by his running order and could manage no better than 10th at the flag.


MotoGP: Michelin® to partner the 2018 Australian Grand Prix

For the third year running, Michelin will be the title sponsor of the Australian Grand Prix, Round 17 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island (October 26-28) promises to be one of the most spectacular races of the season.

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Michelin targeting a 21st Le Mans victory

The ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) has published the list of the 60 competitors it has invited to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. Michelin, which is unbeaten in the French endurance classic since 1998, is targeting a 21st consecutive victory this time around, and its 27th in total since the race was first organised in 1923.

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