Michelin renews as official tyre sponsor of Formula E.
Michelin has renewed its role as Formula E’s sole tyre supplier through the end the 2020/21 season, extending its deal by two years, Formula E announced. As a founding partner of the electric street racing series, Michelin has supplied tyres to the competing teams since the race series began in 2014. The French tyre maker developed a unique tyre for the competition that can be used in both wet and dry conditions unlike tyres for other motorsport series.
Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon said: “After having developed innovations such as the first high energy efficient 18-inch competition tyres for single-seaters, Michelin will continue its research and technology transfer work during the coming seasons.” Michelin is currently working on tyres for the new-look next-generation car, which will make its debut in season five.
Formula E founder and CEO, Alejandro Agag, commented: “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.”