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Michelin to play pioneering role in new FIA Formula E Championship

July 3, 2013 9:05am
Michelin Philippines Chief Representative Michael Nunag announced that Michelin is the new FIA Formula E Championship’s official tyre partner from 2013 to 2015. 
 
Following the selection process by the FIA (Federation International de l’Automobile), the French brand’s bid was chosen by the motorsport’s governing body for its savoir-faire in three different areas: its technical expertise, marketing plan and involvement in mobility promotion programs.
 
MICHELIN is the new FIA Formula E Championship’s official tyre partner from 2013 to 2015.
Pascal Couasnon, Director of the Michelin Group’s Motorsport Department, emphasized how pleased and proud the French tyre manufacturer was to have been selected to be a part of the new FIA Formula E Championship: “When it comes to energy efficient tyres and responsible motorsport, Michelin has emerged as a pioneer. This new race series is valued by Michelin through the facts that that it introduces a new form of power and it will bring the sport to city centres. We will use our expertise to provide the competitors in this highly innovative new championship with new Michelin tyres engineered to bring out the very best out in these cars. The FIA Formula E Championship is a perfect showcase for the Michelin Total Performance concept which consists in working simultaneously on all the factors that contribute to tyre performance, including those commonly believed to be irreconcilable.”
 
The Michelin Group has been active in the promotion and development of mobility ever since the company was founded. In 1998, it organised the first global event dedicated to showcasing new mobility-related technologies, the Challenge Bibendum.
 
Formula E is a new FIA Championship featuring formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades. Demonstration ruins of the Formula E cars will start in 2013, followed by the Championship in 2014 with 10 teams and 20 drivers competing. The races will be staged in main landmarks of the world’s leading cities.
 
About Michelin
 
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and trucks. It also offers electronic mobility support services on ViaMichelin.com and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 113,400 employees and operates 69 production plants in 18 different countries. The Group has a Technology Center in charge of research, development and process engineering, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia.

Press release and photo from Michelin
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