FIA Formula E

Monaco ePrix: Buemi beats di Grassi in the Principality

Pole-winner Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) led from lights-out to the flag in Monaco to claim his fourth ePrix win of the 2016/2017 season. Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Nick Heidfeld (Mahindra Racing) were second and third.

FIA Formula E

Mexico City ePrix: di Grassi claims surprise win

Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) took an unexpected win at Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez after a chaotic race. The Brazilian was joined on the podium by Jean-Eric Vergne (Techeetah) and Sam Bird (DS Virgin).

FIA Formula E

Paris ePrix: Buemi triumphs in French capital

Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) followed up his victory in Monaco last week with another at Saturday’s Paris ePrix, ahead of Lopez and Heidfeld. A mistake by rival Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) helped him to comfort his cushion at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

Round 6 of the 2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship took place in front of packed grandstands erected in the French city’s Hôtel des Invalides district, and its outcome may prove decisive in the fight for Season 3’s Divers’ crown.

As in Monaco last Saturday, Switzerland’s Sébastien Buemi started from pole, but fellow title chaser Lucas di Grassi qualified a lowly 14th on the grid before crashing into a wall on the 38th of the race’s 49 laps.

Again as in Monaco, the Renault e.dams star got away to a clean start and led from lights-out to chequered flag to beat Jose-Maria Lopez (DS Virgin Racing) and Mahindra Racing’s Nick Heidfeld and Felix Rosenqvist by 0.707s and more than two seconds respectively.

Jean-Eric Vergne (TECHEETAH), who was beaten to first place in qualifying by just six-thousandths of a second, was running second overall until Lap 33 when he crashed for the second time in two races. Nicolas Prost rounded out the afternoon’s top five to earn additional points for Renault e.dams. Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing) posted the fastest race lap once again.

AI6I2471-66

In a Roborace held as a curtain-raiser event, a driverless prototype running on Michelin tyres completed a lap for the first time in public.

Next meeting: Berlin, German (June 10 and 11).

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: a flawless weekend for Viñales at Le Mans

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) produced a grand-slam performance at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, round five of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Spaniard added pole position and fastest race lap to his third win of the season. Second and third were local star Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team). 

FIA WRC

Ogier claims fifth Portugal victory

A fifth Rally de Portugal victory for Sébastien Ogier has taken the Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin star’s personal tally to 40 world class wins and level with Markku Alèn as the event’s most successful driver. The Frenchman has also established a new record for the highest number of WRC points scored at this level. He was joined on Sunday’s podium by Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin rivals Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: next stop Le Mans, France

Round five of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship, and the second to take place on European soil, is this weekend’s HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France at Le Mans-Bugatti. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Pedrosa wins milestone 3,000th grand prix at Jerez

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) came first at Round 4 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship at Jerez which had the honour of hosting motorcycle racing’s 3,000th grand prix since 1949. The Honda rider finished clear of team-mate Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), while Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) made it an all-Spanish podium at the Gran Premio Red Bullde España. 

More about Michelin Motorsport
Discover

2016 Records

Desarrollo sostenible

De la pista a la calle