FIA Formula E

Formula E: successful Season 4 starts for Bird and Rosenqvist

Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing/Michelin) and Felix Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing/Michelin) chalked up the 2017/2018 FIA Formula E Championship’s first two wins in the streets of Hong Kong.

FIA Formula E

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.

FIA Formula E

Michelin renews partnership with Formula E as official tyre supplier

Michelin has renewed its partnership as Official Tyre Supplier of the FIA Formula E Championship, continuing to provide innovative high-performance all-weather tyres as part of a multi-year agreement until the end of 2021.

As one of the founding partners of the electric street racing series, Michelin has supplied tyres to the teams and competitors since the inaugural season in 2014.

Tasked with creating bespoke treaded tyre, unique to the world of motorsport, Michelin's tyre can be used in both wet and dry conditions - unlike any other motorsport series'. "After having developed innovations such as the first highly energy efficient 18-inch competition tyres for single-seaters, Michelin will continue its research and technology transfer work during the coming seasons,” said Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon. With the partnership set to continue through to the end of the 2020/21 season, the company is already working on tyres for the new-look next-generation car, which will make its debut in season five.

"Season five will mark the start of the exciting next generation of the FIA Formula E Championship, and I’m pleased to see that Michelin will continue to be a part of this journey as the Official Tyre Supplier," said Jean Todt, President of the FIA, motorsport's world governing body.

"Michelin believed in the concept of the championship since before day one, sharing our vision as an innovative platform to test and develop technology for future road vehicles. Formula E is about forward-thinking and Michelin has built a tyre specific to our needs, but also relevant to the everyday cars we drive at home. I’m looking forward to working closely with Michelin until the end of season seven and beyond,” said Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.

Pascal Couasnon, Michelin Motorsport Director, said: “Michelin believed in the FIA Formula E Championship from the beginning and joined this new discipline as a founding partner. Today, after only three seasons, Formula E has become a platform of innovation and communication chosen by the most important brands of the world. The contribution of Formula E to the evolution of the automobile is obvious and Michelin wants to move forward with the FIA, Alejandro Agag and his teams, as well as with all manufacturers, on the path of sustainable mobility. Michelin is therefore delighted to continue its collaboration with Formula E beyond season five, until 2021. Thus, after having developed innovations such as the first highly energy efficient 18-inch competition tyres for single-seaters, Michelin will continue its research and technology transfer work during the coming seasons.”

 

MOTOGP™

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. 

FIA WRC

Neuville claims the 2017 WRC’s final round

The 2017 FIA World Rally Championship came to an end in Australia where Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) took the final win. The year’s vice-champion was joined on the podium by Ott Tanak (Ford/Michelin) and Hayden Paddon (Hyundai/Michelin).

FIA WEC

Michelin racks up its 50th WEC victory

Victory for the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima at the 6 Hours of Bahrain – final round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship – saw Michelin notch up its 50th FIA WEC success. Porsche concluded its involvement in the series with two cars on the podium, while James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi made sure of the GT Drivers’ title with Ferrari/Michelin.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Marquez seals 2017 title as Pedrosa earns Valencia win

The 18th and final round of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship – the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana (30 laps) – was won by Dani Pedrosa. Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and the new world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) were second and third. 

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