FIA Formula E

De Vries and Mercedes clinch Formula E’s 2021 world crowns with Michelin

As one of Formula E’s founding partners, Michelin is proud to have been associated with Nyck de Vries and Mercedes-EQ FE Team, winners of the all-electric competition’s first world crowns. Along with the titles it has harvested in Formula 1, rallying and endurance racing, Michelin can claim to have secured titles in every one of the FIA’s motorsport world championships. The winners of the weekend’s two Berlin races were Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) and Norman Nato (RoKit Venturi Racing).

FIA Formula E

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV takes bite out of the Big Apple

The traction performance delivered by the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV Formula E tire helped Germany’s Maximilian Günther (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Sam Bird (Jaguar Racing) to claim the weekend’s two New York E-Prix at Brooklyn’s riverside circuit.

FIA Formula E

Brits rule in London on Michelin rubber

The 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s London races were won by Britons Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport) and Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing). The last appearance of the all-electric competition’s MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV-equipped cars this season will be the finale in Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

Formula E celebrated its first visit to the British capital since 2016 with a new venue that combined indoor and outdoor action at the city’s ExCel exhibition center. The technically-challenging track provided plenty of drama, with numerous spectacular collisions and passing moves.

The MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV provided yet another demonstration of its versatility in London, especially during free practice when the outdoors section was wet and the covered indoors portion entirely dry. Given that Formula E’s regulations only authorize a single tire for the entire season, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV was designed from the outset to cover all types of weather, just like the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV which the brand markets for electric and hybrid road cars.

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Dennis, the winner of Race 1, and Lynn, who imitated his compatriot the following day, were both understandably thrilled to win their home rounds, but it proved a good weekend too for Dutchmen Nyck de Vries and Robin Frijns who have moved into commanding positions in the provisional standings ahead of the season’s finale in Berlin.

The weekend’s first e-prix saw Lynn get away strongly from pole position but he was forced to relinquish the lead to Dennis who was aided by BMW’s smart Attack Mode strategy. De Vries clinched second spot thanks to some superb overtaking maneuvers.

The early part of the second e-prix was dominated by pole-winner Stoffel Vandoorne until a tangle with second-placed Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams) put Lynn in front, albeit on paper, because Lucas di Grassi managed to take the lead by driving through the pit-lane during a safety car period, a tactic that was judged illicit by the stewards. The Brazilian was ultimately black-flagged, allowing Lynn to collect his first-ever Formula E victory and earn Mahindra Racing’s first success in in two seasons.

The London weekend saw the distance completed by Formula E’s 20 different Michelin-equipped winners since the championship’s creation in 2014 pass the threshold of 7,000 kilometers. Michelin is a founding partner of the series.

Season 7 will conclude with a double-header finale in Berlin, Germany, on August 14-15.

Race 1 – Final positions:

  1. Jake Dennis (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), 33 laps
  2. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes EQ Formula E Team), +5.341s
  3. Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing), +6.946s
  4. André Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +10.699s
  5. René Rast (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +11.427s

Etc.

Race 2 – Final positions:

  1. Alex Lynn (Mahindra Racing), 30 laps
  2. Nyck de Vries (Mercedes EQ Formula E Team), +0.599s
  3. Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing), +6.257s
  4. Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing), +6.682s
  5. Pascal Werhlein (TAG Heuer Porsche FE Team), +9.212s

Etc.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Austin win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) was in unbeatable form at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas – Round 15 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship – at the notoriously bumpy Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Spaniard was followed over the line by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) who made it three different bikemakers on the podium in another display of the MICHELIN Power tire range’s exceptional versatility.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Bagnaia wins on home soil as Michelin helps more records tumble

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) scored his second victory in as many weekends by winning the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Round 14 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Italian was joined on the podium by Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and rookie Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama), while the MICHELIN Power Slick range contributed to new track-lap, race-lap and shortest race-duration records for Misano. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Maiden MotoGPTM win for Bagnaia and Michelin’s 460th!

The Gran Premio TISSOT de Aragón (Round 13 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship) saw Lenovo Ducati Team’s Francesco Bagnaia collect the first win of his career at this level. Second and third at Aragon were Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) and defending champ Joan Mir (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), while four different Michelin-equipped bikemakers filled the top four places as more records tumbled at the exacting Spanish circuit. 

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Quartararo uncatchable at Silverstone

Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) dominated Round 12 of the 2021 MotoGPTM World Championship at Silverstone, Great Britain, to notch up his fifth victory of the campaign. He led comfortably for most of the Monster Energy British Grand Prix to beat Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), while Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) harvested Aprilia’s maiden MotoGPTM podium finish. The top six places featured six different bikemakers – a first in MotoGPTM history and further evidence of the MICHELIN Power range’s outstanding versatility.  

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