FIA Formula E

FIA Formula E: Michelin and the Gen2 cars in action at Valencia

Formula E’s latest-generation, all-electric, Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped ‘Gen2’ single-seaters were in action this week at Valencia, Spain, where an official test was organised to allow teams to prepare for the 2018/2019 championship’s opening clash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on December 15.

FIA Formula E

Vergne and Audi Sport secure 2017/2018 titles with Michelin

The New York City E-Prix saw Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin claim the 2017/2018 FIA ABB Formula E Drivers’ and Teams’ titles. Season 5 will kick off in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on December 15 when the championship’s new-generation all-electric single-seaters will race for the first time on equally new Michelin tyres.

FIA Formula E

Vergne claims second Formula E victory

The 2017/2018 ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s Latin American fixtures clearly suited Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) who followed up his success in Santiago, Chile, with another in Uruguay. The Frenchman was joined on the Punta del Este E-Prix podium by defending champion Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport) and Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing).

After qualifying on pole following the disqualification of the four drivers who beat him in the Super Pole shootout, Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) led the Uruguayan round from lights-out to the chequered flag to collect his second victory of the season and pull out a 30-point cushion over Felix Rosenqvist in the Drivers’ standings at the championship’s midpoint.

After establishing the record for the Punte Del Este track (1m13.672s) in free practice, then topping the qualifying order, di Grassi was penalised for having cut the chicane during the Super Pole shootout. Alex Lynn (DS Virgin), Oliver Turvey (NIO) and Mitch Evans (Jaguar) were handed the same punishment for the same offence.

Di Grassi, who appears to have recovered from his catastrophic start to the 2017/2018 series, spent the entire race in Vergne’s slipstream but had to settle for second spot (+0.447s) despite piling on the pressure to the bitter end.

Bird (DS Virgin) produced a strong run after the mid-race car swaps to collect third, while Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) took advantage of his Fanboost to finish just shy of the podium. Rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing) was fifth, ahead of Lynn and Turvey. José-Maria Lopez (8th, DS Virgin) clocked the fastest race lap (1m16.811s) at an average speed of 130.5kph.

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Sébastien Buemi (Renault-e.dams), a two-time previous winner in Punta Del Este, parked up on Lap 29 after being forced to change his accident-damaged first car after 11 laps. Nick Heidfeld bowed out early on and Mexico City victor Daniel Abt (14th, Audi Sport) had to make an unscheduled stop to tighten his harness belt.

The next round of the 2017/2018 Formula E Championship will take teams to Rome, Italy, on April 14.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team/Michelin) takes Sepang spoils

The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, penultimate round of the 2018 MotoGPTM Word Championship, was won by Marc Márquez. The recently-crowned champion was joined on the Sepang podium by Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR/Michelin) and Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3/Michelin). The result settled the Manufacturers’ title chase in favour of Honda.  

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FIA WRC

Loeb, Citroën and Michelin return to their winning ways!

More than five years after his most recent WRC success, Sébastien Loeb (Citroën/Michelin) notched up the 79th world class win of his career this weekend in Spain. The Frenchman was chased over the line by Sébastien Ogier, who has recovered the championship lead, and the latter’s Ford/Michelin team-mate Elfyn Evans. The Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles will be settled in Australia.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP/Michelin) and Yamaha return to winning ways in Australia

The thrilling 2018 Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (Round 17 of the MotoGPTM World Championship) was won by Maverick Viñales. The Yamaha rider was joined on the Phillip Island podium by Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki Team/Michelin) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team/Michelin) who made it three different bikemakers in the top three.  

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