A founding partner of the FIA Formula E Championship since the latter’s inaugural season in 2014/2015, Michelin contested its 100th e-prix this weekend in Seoul. The South Korean double-header saw it help Belgium’s Stoffel Vandoorne and Mercedes EQ Formula E Team to the current campaign’s Drivers’ and Constructors’ crowns.
Michelin’s first Formula E outing took place at Beijing’s Olympic stadium in September 2014, and its last was held at the Olympic stadium in Seoul. The 2021/2022 finale also served as backdrop for the 100
From the beginning, Michelin provided the teams and drivers with a revolutionary new solution: the first designed for 18-inch single-seater wheels, the first capable of competing in dry and wet conditions alike and motorsport’s first-ever connected tire. It is now also available in a version for high-performance electric cars.
There have been three different generations of the MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV which was engineered from the outset to combine energy efficiency, longevity and consistency, all the time keeping apace with the performance of Formula E’s increasingly competitive cars.
In the course of its career, it has performed at an exceptional variety of venues, from ad-hoc street circuits to permanent racetracks, on both low-wearing and highly abrasive surfaces, in pouring rain and with ground temperatures in excess of 50°C, earning the trust of all of the 76 drivers who have contested the championship.
Season 8 concluded with victories for Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) in Race 1 (marked by a long red-flag interruption caused by a huge tangle) and Edoardo Mortara (RoKit Venturi Racing) the next day.
Former F1 driver Vandoorne clinched the Drivers’ title in South Korea, while his employer Mercedes EQ Formula E Team secured the year’s top Constructors’ prize.
Seven different drivers (Piquet Jr., Buemi, Di Grassi, Vergne, Da Costa, De Vries, Vandoorne) and four different constructors (Renault, Audi, DS, Mercedes) have now claimed Formula E crowns, while 23 different drivers have taken at least one race win on MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV tires.
Seoul E-Prix 1 – Final positions:
Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), 30 laps
Oliver Rowland (Mahindra Racing), +0.820s
Lucas di Grassi (RoKit Venturi Racing), +1.393s
Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Racing), +1.902s
Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +2.470s
Seoul E-Prix 2 – Final positions:
Edoardo Mortara (RoKit Venturi Racing), 34 laps
Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes EQ FE Team), +3.756s
Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Racing), +6.649s
Robin Frijns (Envision Racing), +7.021s
Oliver Askew (Avalanche Andretti Racing), +7.850s