Michelin has renewed its partnership with FIA Formula E Championship in a multi-year agreement to serve as the official tire supplier through 2021.
The tire company, which was the first partner to join the street racing series for its inaugural season in 2014, is already working on all-weather tires for the next-generation Formula E car which will make its debut in season five.
“Season five will mark the start of the exciting next generation of the FIA Formula E Championship, and I’m pleased to see that Michelin will continue to be a part of this journey as the official tire supplier,” said FIA president Jean Todt. “Since the championship began, Michelin has shown a commitment to technical innovation, developing racing tires with a clear focus on sustainability, efficiency and road relevance as well as performance. I look forward to continuing this collaboration over the coming years in the competitive environment of the FIA Formula E Championship.”
“Michelin believed in the FIA Formula E Championship from the beginning and joined this new discipline as a founding partner,” added Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon. “Today, after only three seasons, Formula E has become a platform of innovation and communication chosen by the most important brands of the world. The contribution of Formula E to the evolution of the automobile is obvious and Michelin wants to move forward with the FIA, Alejandro Agag and his teams, as well as with all manufacturers, on the path of sustainable mobility.
“Thus, after having developed innovations such as the first highly energy efficient 18-inch competition tires for single-seaters, Michelin will continue its research and technology transfer work during the coming seasons.”