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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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Formula E: Rosenqvist takes Marrakesh spoils

Race 3 of the 2017/2018 ABB FIA Formula E Championship saw Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing/Michelin) claim his third Formula E victory. Pole winner Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) and Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) were second and third, but Lucas di Grassi left Morocco pointless.

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Formula E: Techeetah’s Chilean double tops

Jean-Eric Vergne and André Lotterer led a landmark one-two finish for Techeetah/Michelin in the streets of Santiago, Chile, on Saturday. Sébastien Buemi (Renault-e.dams) was third, while the defending Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) failed to get his 2017/2018 points tally off the ground.

The first E-Prix to be held in Santiago provided some entertaining action around the tight, bumpy, purpose-designed street circuit. A tangle at the start eliminated José-Maria Lopez (DS Virgin Racing) and delayed Nick Heidfeld (Mahindra Racing). After the ensuing safety car period, pole winner Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) headed the field and remained in front until the mid-race car changes when, for the first time in ABB FIA Formula E Championship history, no minimum time was set for the swap. In the resulting rush to re-join, Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) and Buemi (Renault-e.dams) both dropped time.

Vergne shrugged off pressure from Lotterer (the two men actually collided shortly before the finish) to claim his second Formula E victory, while his German team-mate was next over the line to earn a one-two finish for the Chinese team.

An interesting battle opposed Sébastien Buemi (3rd, Renault-e.dams), Felix Rosenqvist (4th, Mahindra Racing), Sam Bird (5th, DS Virgin Racing) and Nelson Piquet Jr (6th, Panasonic Jaguar Racing) for the third step of the podium. The latter, however, fell back two places while trying to wrestle back third from Buemi on Lap 28.

The result sees Vergne move to the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings, ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Sam Bird who are covered by 10 points. Techeetah now also leads the Teams’ standings, two points clear of Mahindra Racing

The visit to Chile ended in tears for Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler since neither Daniel Abt nor Lucas di Grassi reached the finish. The Brazilian pushed hard in a bid to overcome a grid position penalty but was forced to park up his electric single-seater. He has yet to score a point this season with a third of the 2017/2018 championship already completed.

The next round takes teams to Mexico City on March 3.


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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