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De Vries and Mercedes clinch Formula E’s 2021 world crowns with Michelin

As one of Formula E’s founding partners, Michelin is proud to have been associated with Nyck de Vries and Mercedes-EQ FE Team, winners of the all-electric competition’s first world crowns. Along with the titles it has harvested in Formula 1, rallying and endurance racing, Michelin can claim to have secured titles in every one of the FIA’s motorsport world championships. The winners of the weekend’s two Berlin races were Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and Norman Nato (RoKit Venturi Racing).

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Brits rule in London on Michelin rubber

The 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s London races were won by Britons Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing). The last appearance of the all-electric competition’s MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV-equipped cars this season will be the finale in Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

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The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV takes bite out of the Big Apple

The traction performance delivered by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire helped Germany’s Maximilian Günther (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) to claim the weekend’s two New York E-Prix at Brooklyn’s riverside circuit.

The twisty, narrow, soiled circuit that hosted the USA’s round of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship called for flawless traction performance from the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV to efficiently transmit the torque and power generated by the Spark STR-05e all-electric single-seaters to the ground, especially when they strayed into the dust off the racing line to overtake and when their Attack Mode was activated.

Saturday afternoon’s action saw Günther benefit from a brief tangle involving Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) and Nick Cassidy (Envision Virgin Racing) to take the lead and win Race 1. The Frenchman survived to clinch second place, ahead of Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) who claimed his 34th Formula E podium finish.


Vergne was eliminated from the second e-prix battle by a mechanical problem on the grid, leaving Jaguar Racing’s Bird and Mitch Evans to dominate Race 2, under constant pressure from Cassidy and Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah). Bird survived to clinch the win and move to the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings. The Briton was joined on the rostrum by Cassidy and da Costa.

After the two North American clashes in Mexico and the USA, the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will now travel back to Europe for the season’s closing races in London, Great Britain, on July 24-25, and Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

Race 1 – Final positions:

  1. Maximilian Günther (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), 38 laps
  2. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +2.072s
  3. Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +2.832s
  4. Nick Cassidy (Envision Virgin Racing), +4.623s
  5. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), +5.239s


Race 2 – Final positions:

  1. Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing), 37 laps
  2. Nick Cassidy (Envision Virgin Racing), +4.167s
  3. Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah), +4.840s
  4. Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +7.154s
  5. André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +7.762s



MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Austin win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) was in unbeatable form at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas – Round 15 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – at the notoriously bumpy Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Spaniard was followed over the line by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who made it three different bikemakers on the podium in another display of the MICHELIN Power tire range’s exceptional versatility.  


MotoGP™: Bagnaia wins on home soil as Michelin helps more records tumble

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) scored his second victory in as many weekends by winning the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 14 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Italian was joined on the podium by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and rookie Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama), while the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to new track-lap, race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Misano. 


MotoGP™: Maiden MotoGPTM win for Bagnaia and Michelin’s 460th!

The Gran Premio TISSOT de Aragón (Round 13 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship) saw Lenovo Ducati Team’s Francesco Bagnaia collect the first win of his career at this level. Second and third at Aragon were Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and defending champ Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), while four different Michelin-equipped bikemakers filled the top four places as more records tumbled at the exacting Spanish circuit. 


MotoGP™: Quartararo uncatchable at Silverstone

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) dominated Round 12 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship at Silverstone, Great Britain, to notch up his fifth victory of the campaign. He led comfortably for most of the Monster Energy British Grand Prix to beat Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), while Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) harvested Aprilia’s maiden MotoGPTM podium finish. The top six places featured six different bikemakers – a first in MotoGPTM history and further evidence of the MICHELIN Power range’s outstanding versatility.  

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