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Michelin to supply Formula E tyres until 2021

Michelin will continue to be the sole tyre provider for Formula E on a multi-year agreement until the end of 2021.

Michelin joined the series as a tyre supplier in 2014 and has supplied all-weather tyres in every season in Formula E’s short history.

They were tasked with providing an all-weather tyre, for use in dry and wet conditions, using 18-inch rims.

Tyres for the next generation of car in Formula E are already being worked on by Michelin.

CEO of Formula E, Alejandro Agag, said: “I’m so pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Michelin as the first partner to commit to the series. Michelin believed in the concept of the championship since before day one, sharing our vision as an innovative platform to test and develop technology for future road vehicles.

“Formula E is about forward-thinking and Michelin has built a tyre specific to our needs, but also relevant to the everyday cars we drive at home. I’m looking forward to working closely with Michelin until the end of season seven and beyond.”

Pascal Couasnon, Motorsport Director at Michelin, said: “The contribution of Formula E to the evolution of the automobile is obvious and Michelin wants to move forward with the FIA, Alejandro Agag and his teams, as well as with all manufacturers, on the path of sustainable mobility.

“Michelin is therefore delighted to continue its collaboration with Formula E beyond season five, until 2021.

“Thus, after having developed innovations such as the first highly energy efficient 18-inch competition tyres for single-seaters, Michelin will continue its research and technology transfer work during the coming seasons.”

The new season of Formula E begins this weekend with a double-header in Hong Kong.




Jack Amey

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