FIA Formula E

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

Frijns wins spectacular Paris E-Prix

The Paris E-Prix produced the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship’s eighth winner in as many races as Dutchman Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin) took the day’s spoils, ahead of André Lotterer (DS Techeetah/Michelin). Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin’s Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi were third and fourth

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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!

 

Overtaking is notoriously hard in Monaco and grid positions have a habit of playing a predominant role in the final outcome there. And this was the case again today when Vergne inherited pole after Rowland was handed a three-position penalty (carried over from Paris due to a collision) following his domination of qualifying.

Building on his recent success in China, Vergne shrugged off pressure from his chasers to lead from lights-out to the chequered flag in his Michelin-equipped DS E-Tense F19.

Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing/Michelin) was deprived of second place by a straight-on on Lap 9 which handed podium footings to Rowland and Massa who ultimate bagged second and third. The Brazilian celebrated the home race of Monaco-based Venturi with his first top-three result in Formula E.

The afternoon’s fastest race lap was the work of Wehrlein who showcased the consistency of his Michelin Pilot Sport tyres by posting a time of 52.385s on the 46th of the race’s 51 laps.

Michelin’s latest generation Formula E tyre also demonstrated the big step forward it has taken in terms of outright performance, too, since the Mahindra driver’s effort was a second-and-a-half quicker than the best lap around the calendar’s shortest circuit (1.785km) in 2017. It was also an improvement of three seconds over four years ago!

Two-time Monaco E-Prix victor Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams/Michelin) ended up fifth, ahead of Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW I Andretti Motorsport/Michelin), Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing/Michelin) and Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin).

Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin’s Sam Bird was poorly rewarded for an assertive fightback when he clouted a wall on the final lap. Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler/Michelin) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin) were also non-finishers.

The next race at Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport in Germany on May 25 will be the last European round of the 2018/2019 campaign.

Monaco E-Prix – final positions:

1. Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah), 51 laps

2. Oliver Rowland (Nissan e.dams), +0.201s

3. Felipe Massa (Venturi Formula E Team), +1.261s

4. Pascal Wehrlein (Mahindra Racing), +1.439s

5. Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams), +6.215s

6. Antonio Felix da Costa (BMW I Andretti Motorsport), +15.956s

7. Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), +16.213s

8. Daniel Abt (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler), +16.400s

9. André Lotterer (DS Techeetah), +16.848s

10. Alex Lynn (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), +18.112s

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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