FIA Formula E

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV lights up the Saudi sky

The Michelin Pilot Sport EV helped Nyck de Vries (Mercedes) and Sam Bird (Jaguar) to win the weekend’s two night-time Formula E e-prix in Diriyah, on the outskirts of Riyad. Michelin was a founding partner of the championship in 2014.

FIA Formula E

A Mercedes-Benz EQ/Michelin one-two wraps up 2019/2020 Formula E campaign

Formula E’s Season 6 concluded with a 69th win for the championship’s founding partner Michelin. The last of six races in Berlin saw Stoffel Vandoorne head a Mercedes-Benz EQ/Michelin one-two after Antonio Felix da Costa and DS Techeetah had secured the all-electric series’ Drivers’ and Constructors’ crowns with two rounds remaining.

FIA Formula E

Da Costa and DS Techeetah secure Formula E’s 2019/2020 titles with Michelin*

A one-two finish today for DS E-TENSE FE 20/Michelin’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix Da Costa in the 2019/2020 FIA Formula E Championship’s fourth round in Berlin, Germany, saw DS Techeetah and Da Costa seal the Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles respectively.

A harvest of two wins and one second place in Berlin so far has allowed Antonio Felix da Costa to pull sufficiently clear at the top of the provisional points able to wrap up Formula E’s 2019/2020 Drivers’ championship with two races remaining, while his team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne won the fourth e-prix in the German capital to clinch the Constructors’ title for DS Techeetah – Michelin’s 12th since the all-electric championship’s inaugural campaign in 2014/2015.

“There are no words to describe how I feel,” declared Da Costa on Sunday evening. “I went through some difficult moments in Formula E, finishing 15th and 16th in the early seasons. A big thank you to Jean-Eric [Vergne] for all the help he has given me and to everyone at DS Techeetah.”

The fourth Berlin race was marked by a brief shower which the Michelin Pilot Sport took in its stride thanks to its versatility.

“The drivers were able to continue at the same pace even when the conditions became damp,” observed Michelin Motorsport’s Formula E programme manager Jérôme Mondain afterwards. “The Michelin Pilot Sport is a truly astonishing tyre.

“After looking at the data collected by the Michelin Track Connect system during the first two e-prix at this notoriously abrasive track which took place in hot weather, we decided to run lower tyre pressures for the third and fourth races in Berlin in order to provide the drivers with an even more comfortable ride, along with superior performance and consistency.”

The third Berlin race, on Saturday, was won by Germany’s Maximilian Gunther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport/Michelin), ahead of Dutchman Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin) and pole-sitter Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) who bounced back after a couple of tough races earlier in the week. On Sunday, the Frenchman pocketed his ninth Formula 1 victory and spearheaded a one-two finish for the DS E-TENSE FE 20, ahead of Sébastien Buemi’s Nissan e.dams/Michelin.

The last two rounds of the 2019/2020 FIA Formula E Championship will feature a different circuit layout at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport on August 12-13.

(*) Subject to confirmation of the official results by the FIA.

Berlin E-Prix 3 – Final positions:

1. Maximilian Gunther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport), 35 laps

2. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), 0.128s

3. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +2.569s

4. Antonio Felix Da Costa (DS Techeetah), +2.763s

5. André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +3.136s

Etc.

Berlin E-Prix 4 – Final positions:

1. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), 37 laps

2. Antonio Felix Da Costa (DS Techeetah), +0.497s

3. Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams), +1.392s

4. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes Benz EQ FE Team), +3.791s

5. Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams), +5.018s

Etc.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Qatar glory for Viñales as Michelin plays part in three new records

Sunday’s Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar saw Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) claim the first win of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship, ahead of Johann Zarco (2nd, Pramac Racing) and Francesco Bagnaia (3rd, Ducati Lenovo Team). The grip and consistency provided by the MICHELIN Power Slick made an active contribution to the excitement of the year’s opener which produced new track and race lap records, as well as a new top-speed benchmark.  

FIA WEC

New records for Michelin at Sebring

Michelin scooped the top prize at the 2021 12 Hours of Sebring (Florida, USA) which was won by the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac-DPi-V.R of Frenchmen Loïc Duval, Tristan Vautier and Sébastien Bourdais. Sebring is one of motor racing’s toughest venues for tires and a great track therefore to prepare for the FIA World Endurance Championship which this year kicks off at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on May 1.

FIA WEC

Long-lasting performance in Asia too!

The Michelin Pilot Sport range of endurance racing tyres showcased its winning ability in the recent 2021 Asian Le Mans Series which was hosted by the United Arab Emirates. G-Drive Racing claimed the Teams’ and Drivers’ crowns to earn an invitation to contest this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.

Michelin to support European Rally Championship youngsters

Michelin has joined forces with Eurosport Events , promoter of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), to organise the ERC-MICHELIN Talent Factory for drivers aged under 28.

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