Michelin Sign Multi-Year Contract Extension With Formula E
FIA Formula E, the all-electric racing series announced on Friday a multi-year contract extension with tyre supplier Michelin until the end of the 2021 season.
Michelin were tasked with creating a tyre for the series when it launched in 2014 and they came up with tyres for both wet and dry races. The rims are all 18 inch. FIA President, Jean Todt commented on the new deal by saying:
Season five will mark the start of the exciting next generation of the FIA Formula E Championship, and I’m pleased to see that Michelin will continue to be a part of this journey as the Official Tyre Supplier. Since the championship began, Michelin has shown a commitment to technical innovation, developing racing tyres with a clear focus on sustainability, efficiency and road relevance as well as performance. I look forward to continuing this collaboration over the coming years in the competitive environment of the FIA Formula E Championship.
The new season of the FIA Formula E Championship kicks off in Hong Kong this weekend. Speaking about the new deal with Michelin, FIA Formula E Founder and CEO, Alejandro Agag commented by saying:
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.
Head of Michelin Motorsport, Pascal Couasnon commented by saying:
Michelin believed in the FIA Formula E Championship from the beginning and joined this new discipline as a founding partner. Today, after only three seasons, Formula E has become a platform of innovation and communication chosen by the most important brands of the world. 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.”