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Vergne scores second straight Formula E crown!

DS Techeetah/Michelin’s Jean-Eric Vergne emerged from the 2019 New York City E-Prix as the first driver in Formula E history to claim the title twice. The Frenchman successfully defended his 2017/2018 crown after the weekend’s doubleheader meeting in New York City, USA, which produced wins for Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams/Michelin) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin). DS Techeetah/Michelin is Season 5’s Teams’ champion.

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Formula E success for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) in Bern

Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) followed up victory in qualifying for the Bern E-Prix with a flag-to-flag win that has extended his lead in the Drivers’ standings ahead of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship’s two-race finale in New York. The Frenchman was followed over the line in Switzerland by Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and André Lotterer (DS Techeetah).

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Frijns wins spectacular Paris E-Prix

The Paris E-Prix produced the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s eighth winner in as many races as Dutchman Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin) took the day’s spoils, ahead of André Lotterer (DS Techeetah/Michelin). Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin’s Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi were third and fourth

Round 8 of the 2018/2019 Formula E Championship in Paris provided spectators with plenty of action and drama as changing weather swept over the French capital.

The track was dry for the start but heavy rain began to fall on Lap 13, prompting Race Control to declare a brief Full Course Yellow period. The race was neutralised a second time shortly afterwards when several drivers either tangled or smacked into the barriers.

The green flag was brandished with two minutes remaining, but action was interrupted once more when the championship leader Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing) found himself in trouble on the track.

As all these incidents unfolded, though, Frijns kept a cool head to claim the first Formula E victory of his career.

The 2019 Paris E-Prix turned out to be a particularly challenging exercise for the Michelin Pilot Sport tyres which were tasked with not only providing grip during the downpour but also coping with the numerous interruptions which saw their temperature fall. Thankfully, the drivers were able to count on Michelin Pilot Sport’s fast warm-up performance each time action resumed.

Second past the chequered flag was Lotterer, chased by Audi Sport team-mates Abt and di Grassi. Max Gunther (Geox Dragon) rounded out the afternoon’s top five, while Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) recovered from a poor grid position to claim sixth place.

The next round of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship will take teams to the streets of Monaco on Saturday, May 11.

Paris E-Prix – final positions:

1. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), 32 laps

2. André Lotterer (DS Techeetah), +1.373s

3. Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +3.175s

4. Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +3.666s

5. Max Gunther (Geox Dragon), +5.456s

6. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), +6.694s

7. Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), +7.238s

8. Gary Paffett (HWA Racelab), +7.901s

9. Felipe Massa (Venturi Formula E Team), +10.522s

10. Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing), +10.998s

Etc.

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MotoGP™ - Motul Grand Prix of Japan - Racecard

Michelin is ready for the busiest 3-weeks of the MotoGP season as the championship begins a trio of races starting with Motul Grand Prix of Japan before heading to Australia and Malaysia. Download our racecard to to find out more about this round!Click on the photo to dowload the racecard.

Michelin’s first Formula 1 world titles

In 1979, Michelin demonstrated the superiority of its radial tyre technology by claiming the first of its titles in the Formula 1 World Championship. Forty years on, the French firm continues to see motorsport as a means to innovate and take its technologies forward, especially in competitions that place the accent on sustainable mobility and lasting performance. 

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Tänak wins in Wales

The 2019 Wales Rally GB – Round 12 of the FIA World Rally Championship – was won by Toyota/Michelin’s Ott Tänak, ahead of Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin). The all-new Michelin Latitude Cross S70 helped Kalle Rovanperä to claim the WRC2 Pro spoils and clinch the class’s title.

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Seventh heaven for Toyota/Michelin at Fuji

Seven is a lucky number in Japan. It is also the number of times Toyota/Michelin has won its home round – the 6 Hours of Fuji – since the FIA World Endurance Championship’s creation in 2012. This year’s victory went to the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley, chased by the N°7 sister car of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. Michelin came first in all four classes thanks to the N°29 Oreca07-Gibson in LMP2, and the N°95 and N°90 Aston Martins in LMGTE Pro and Am.

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