Michelin’s first Formula 1 world titles

In 1979, Michelin demonstrated the superiority of its radial tyre technology by claiming the first of its titles in the Formula 1 World Championship. Forty years on, the French firm continues to see motorsport as a means to innovate and take its technologies forward, especially in competitions that place the accent on sustainable mobility and lasting performance. 

MotoGP™ - PTT Thailand Grand Prix - Racecard

Michelin Motorsport heads to Thailand and Buriram for the for the first of four flyaway races over the next five weeks.Click on the photo to get our racecard.

The fuel-cell-powered LMPH2G on track with Michelin

The Michelin Pilot Sport-equipped LMPH2G lapped and refuelled in race conditions during the weekend’s Michelin Le Mans Cup meeting at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

 

Following its presentation at the same circuit this time last year, racing’s first hydrogen-fuelled prototype completed a parade lap (13.629km) ahead of June’s Le Mans 24 Hours and has run in several private test sessions.

Last Friday, (September 20), the H24Racing-developed machine took part in a Free Practice session for the Michelin Le Mans Cup round at Spa-Francorchamps. For its first outing in racing conditions, it shared the track with 28 other cars (LMP3 prototypes and GT3s) after being submitted to the FIA and ACO’s safety checks and crash test (hydrogen tank, battery, etc.).

In the hands of Norman Nato and Olivier Lombard, the LMPH2G completed 20 laps (around 140km) and refuelled four times at Total’s mobile hydrogen rig which injects hydrogen into the prototype at a pressure of 350 bar.

Mchelin is a partner of the MissionH24 project which seeks to see fuel-cell-powered cars compete at Le Mans by 2024. The LMPH2G sits on Michelin Pilot Sport tyres (front: 30/68-18 / rear: 31/71-18), while its fuel cell – which converts hydrogen into electricity – was designed by Symbio, a Michelin Group subsidiary since last February. Based near Grenoble, France, Symbio specialises in the conception of hydrogen kits for different types of electric vehicle.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™ - Motul Grand Prix of Japan - Racecard

Michelin is ready for the busiest 3-weeks of the MotoGP season as the championship begins a trio of races starting with Motul Grand Prix of Japan before heading to Australia and Malaysia. Download our racecard to to find out more about this round!Click on the photo to dowload the racecard.

FIA WRC

Tänak wins in Wales

The 2019 Wales Rally GB – Round 12 of the FIA World Rally Championship – was won by Toyota/Michelin’s Ott Tänak, ahead of Thierry Neuville (Hyundai/Michelin) and Sébastien Ogier (Citroën/Michelin). The all-new Michelin Latitude Cross S70 helped Kalle Rovanperä to claim the WRC2 Pro spoils and clinch the class’s title.

FIA WEC

Seventh heaven for Toyota/Michelin at Fuji

Seven is a lucky number in Japan. It is also the number of times Toyota/Michelin has won its home round – the 6 Hours of Fuji – since the FIA World Endurance Championship’s creation in 2012. This year’s victory went to the N°8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Buemi/Nakajima/Hartley, chased by the N°7 sister car of Conway/Kobayashi/Lopez. Michelin came first in all four classes thanks to the N°29 Oreca07-Gibson in LMP2, and the N°95 and N°90 Aston Martins in LMGTE Pro and Am.

MOTOGP™

MotoGP™: Márquez claims victory and the 2019 title in Thailand

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) finished on top after a splendid scrap with Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Petronas SRT) to collect his ninth win of the year and put the seal on his eighth world crown – his sixth at MotoGPTM level. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) was third as Michelin tyres contributed to a grand slam of new records (fastest lap, fastest race lap, top speed and race duration) thanks to its MICHELIN Power Slick range which proved a perfect match for the challenge of Buriram.  

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