FIA Formula E

Vergne and Audi Sport secure 2017/2018 titles with Michelin

The New York City E-Prix saw Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin claim the 2017/2018 FIA ABB Formula E Drivers’ and Teams’ titles. Season 5 will kick off in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on December 15 when the championship’s new-generation all-electric single-seaters will race for the first time on equally new Michelin tyres.

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ABB Formula E - New York ePrix - Racecard

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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.

FIA WRC

One-two joy for Toyota/Michelin in Turkey

The 2018 Rally Turkey saw Michelin LTX Force-equipped Toyota Yaris WRCs come first and second in the hands of winner Ott Tänak and Jari-Matti Latvala. Hyundai/Michelin’s Hayden Paddon completed the season’s roughest fixture in third spot. Michelin runners also monopolised the WRC2 podium.

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Rally Turkey - Racecard

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MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Dovizioso (Ducati Team / Michelin) takes home spoils at Misano

The GP Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 13 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, saw Andrea Dovizioso claim his 11th premier class win. The Ducati Team / Michelin rider was joined on the podium by Marc Márquez (2nd, Repsol Honda Team / Michelin) and Cal Crutchlow (3rd, LCR Honda / Michelin).

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MotoGP™ - Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini - Racecard

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