Michelin sign Formula E contract extension

Michelin will continue to exclusively supply the FIA Formula E championship until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The French tyre manufacturer was successful in the tender process set up by the FIA, and will remain as sole suppliers for Formula E for a further four seasons. The two parties initially came together in 2013 during the initial selection process, and all Formula E cars and drivers ran on Michelin rubber for the inaugural season in 2014/15.

“We are delighted to have been selected by the FIA once again and to be able to continue our involvement in this competition which Michelin helped to found,” said Pascal Couasnon, Director of Michelin Motorsport.

“Formula E is a superb laboratory to foster innovation in the field of durable mobility in cities and built-up areas and Michelin is actively exploiting this golden opportunity.

“Indeed, the tyre we designed for Formula E – the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV – is revolutionary in the world of motor racing and has been acclaimed by all the championship’s drivers and teams.”