FIA Formula E

Monaco glory for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin)

Pole-sitter Jean-Eric Vergne collected his second win of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship in Monaco to go top of the provisional Drivers’ standings. Oliver Rowland (2nd, Nissan e.dams/Michelin), Felipe Massa (3rd, Venturi Formula E Team/Michelin) and Pascal Wehrlein (4th, Mahindra Racing/Michelin) made it four different teams in the day’s top-four, blanketed by just 1.439 seconds! 

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ABB FIA Formula E - E-Prix Monaco

All you need to know about the Monaco E-Prix, round 6 of the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E season.Click on the photo to download our racecard.

FIA Formula E

Lucas di Grassi snatches late Mexico win

Saturday’s Mexico City E-Prix saw Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) claim a last-gasp victory over Pascal Wehrlein. The Mahindra Racing driver was later relegated to sixth in the order, which allowed Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW Andretti i Motorsports) and Edoardo Mortara (Venturi Formula E Team) to take part in the podium festivities.

Pole-winner Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing) shook off pressure at lights-out from di Grassi and Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams) to lead out of Turn 1 with the track temperature standing at 45°C.

The red flag was brandished on Lap 2, however, after a big smash involving Nelson Piquet Jr (Panasonic Jaguar Racing/Michelin), Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) and Alexander Sims (BMW Andretti i Motorsport).

Action resumed 25 minutes later, with Wehrlein still in front, chased by Rowland and di Grassi.

At the race’s halfway point, the top five were blanketed by less than three seconds, but the intense fighting proved costly in terms of energy consumption and the Nissan IM01s of Sébastien Buemi and Rowland were side-lined from third and fourth places with flat batteries.

On the final lap, Wehrlein was very low on energy and di Grassi succeeded in passing moments before the chequered flag, allowing the 2016/2017 champion to claim his ninth Formula E success and Audi/Michelin’s eleventh in the series.

Wehrlein was later given a five-lap penalty for missing the chicane on the final lap, which promoted da Costa and Mortara onto the podium. Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing) and André Lotterer (DS Techeetah) rounded out the afternoon’s top five.

Round 5 of the 2018/2019 championship will take teams to Hong Kong on March 10.

 

Final positions – Mexico City E-Prix

1, Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), 45 laps

2, Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW Andretti I Motorsports), +0.436s

3, Edoardo Mortara (Venturi Formula E Team), +0.745s

4, Jérôme d’Ambrosio (Mahindra Racing), +1.159s

5, André Lotterer (DS Techeetah), +1.785s

6, Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing), +5.210s

7, Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), +5.800s

8, Felipe Massa (Venturi Formula E Team), +8.084s

9, Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing), +8.356s

10, Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +8.438s

Etc.

FIA WRC

Tänak earns Michelin’s 333rd WRC victory

The first Rally Chile to count towards the FIA World Rally Championship was won by Estonia’s Ott Tänak (Toyota Yaris WRC/Michelin) who notched up Michelin’s 333rd WRC success in the process. French world champions Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin) and Sébastien Loeb (Hyundai/Michelin) were second and third, while WRC2 victor was the young Finnish Michelin runner Kalle Rovanperä (Skoda). 

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FIA WRC - COPEC Rally Chile - Racecard

All you ever wanted to know about the Rally Chile, 6th round of the World Rally Championship (WRC).Click on the photo to download the racecard.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez takes assertive Spanish GP win

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) led the 25-lap Gran Premio Red Bull de España from start to finish to claim his second win of the campaign after Argentina. The reigning champion was joined on the all-Spanish podium of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship’s fourth round by Alex Rins (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) and Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). The day’s top three featured three different bikemakers. 

FIA WEC

Second Spa success for the N°8 Toyota/Michelin!

The N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin (Buemi/Nakajima/Alonso) overcame atrocious weather to secure its second straight victory at Spa-Francorchamps. The six-hour race was interrupted on several occasions due to hailstones and even snow. The other podium finishers were the N°3 Rebellion/Michelin N°3 (Berthon/Laurent/Menezes) and the N°11 BR1-AER/Michelin (Aleshin/Petrov/Vandoorne). In addition to securing the top prize in LMP2 with Dragonspeed’s N°31 Oreca-Gibson (Maldonado/Gonzalez/Davidson), Michelin also topped the LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am classes with the N°97 Aston Martin (Martin/Lynn) and N°77 Dempsey-Proton Porsche (Ried/Pera/Campbell). Porsche and the N°92 crew Christensen/Estre are the 2018/2019 FIA WEC GT Manufacturers and Drivers champions with Michelin.

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