FIA WEC

Toyota and Michelin win in rainy Shanghai

The N°7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez and the N°8 sister car of Buemi/Alonso/Nakajima collected another one-two finish for the Japanese make in the FIA WEC as torrential rain greeted teams to Shanghai, China. Michelin scored its 50th LM GTE Pro class victory in the championship with the N°95 Aston Martin (Sorensen/Thiim).

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One-two glory for Toyota/Michelin in Fuji downpour

In a repeat scenario of 2013, this year’s 6 Hours of Fuji – round seven of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship – was marked by torrential rain. The appalling weather didn’t prevent the N°8 and N°7 Michelin-equipped TS050 Hybrids from monopolising the top two positions, however, while the N°51 Ferrari/Michelin came up trumps in LM GTE Pro.

The gales that swept over Japan this weekend played havoc with two major motorsport fixtures, namely the country’s motorcycle racing grand prix and the FIA WEC clash at Fuji. Rain upset both practice and the races themselves, putting Michelin’s wet-weather tyre ranges for both championships very much in the spotlight.

The WEC’s 6 Hours of Fuji started behind the safety car but red flags Were shown just half-an-hour in because of fog. There were then a number of yellow flag and ‘slow zone’ periods before action was finally curtailed prematurely, again due to poor visibility. Seventy-five percent of the distance had been completed, though, so full championship points were awarded.

Porsche and Toyota traded the lead but the win ended up in the hands of the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin (Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima) which was followed over the line by its N°7 sister car (Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez), despite an early tangle with the N°1 Porsche 919 Hybrid/Michelin (Jani/Lotterer/Tandy, 3rd).

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s fifth victory on home soil has promoted it to within 60 points of Porsche in the provisional Manufacturers’ standings with two rounds to come. The pole-winning N°2 Porsche/Michelin of Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley ended up a lap short of the day’s victors.

The LM GTE Pro fight saw the N°51 Ferrari 488 GTE/Michelin (Calado/Pier Guidi) finish 0.968s and 3.449s clear of the N°91 (Lietz/Makowiecki) and N°92 (Christensen/Estre) Porsche 911 RSRs respectively. The N°66 Ford GT and N°71 Ferrari made it an all-Michelin top five.

There was one-two success for Ferrari/Michelin in LM GTE Am thanks to Spirit of Race’s N°54 Ferrari (Flohr/Castellacci/Molina) and the N°61 Clearwater Racing car (Mok/Sawa/Griffin), while the LMP2 honours went to the N°31 Vaillante Rebellion (Canal/Prost/Senna), ahead of the N°36 Alpine and N°38 Oreca.

Teams will travel next to Shanghai, China, for the season’s penultimate showdown on November 5.

FIA Formula E

BMW/Michelin claims maiden Formula E success

Round 1 of the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, was won by Antonio Felix da Costa. The Portuguese BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver was joined on the podium by Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) and Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing/Michelin).

FIA Formula E

ABB Formula E - Ad Diriyah ePrix - Racecard

All you need to kown about the Ad Diriyah ePrix with our racecard.Clic on the photo to download it. 

FIA World Council decisions

A number of key decisions were taken at the FIA World Council meeting that was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on December 5. Many of them referred to some of the global championships in which Michelin is active, namely the WEC, WRC and Formula E.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin) triumphs in Valencia

After claiming the season’s opener in Qatar, Andrea Dovizioso concluded the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship with victory in Valencia. The Italian was unfazed when the race was red flagged due to heavy rain and he went on to finish clear of Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR/Michelin) and Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing/Michelin).   

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