Michelin Tyres have been selected as the official tyres for the FIA Formula E championship series.
FIA President Jean Todt said: “I am delighted to welcome Michelin to Formula E, an innovative new motor sport concept which will highlight the commitment of all participants to what will be an exciting racing championship delivered to the public in city centres with particular attention devoted to sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. Michelin have a long and relevant history of performance allied with technical invention and are therefore ideal partners for Formula E.”
Florent Menegaux, Director of the Automobile Tyre Product Line of the Michelin Group said: “The Michelin Group is very honoured to have been accepted by the FIA for the new Formula E Championship. We are constantly seeking to introduce innovations into our tyres, in order to assure a more efficient and durable mobility. Competition is a formidable testing ground in which to experiment and develop future technologies. The FIA Formula E Championship, which focuses on new forms of energy and will take place in an urban setting, will give us the opportunity to apply the very best of our technological know-how.”
Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag said: “As a brand new championship we are thrilled to be partnering with such a trusted brand as Michelin, with over a 100 year history of leadership and innovation in motorsport. FIA Formula E Championship and Michelin both share the same commitment to ensuring safety, innovative technology and sustainable mobility. Now with Michelin joining in to create the future Formula E customer car, I am more confident than ever that next year we’ll be seeing spectacular electric racing across global city centres from Beijing to Los Angeles.”