24 straight victories at Le Mans

Unbeaten at Le Mans since 1998, Michelin has claimed its 24th victory on the trot, this time around with endurance racing’s new headlining Hypercars, equipped with new MICHELIN Pilot Sport tires, virtually developed.

An edition under the sign of Michelin's "All Sustainable"

Michelin is involved in motorsports because motorsports for us is an opportunity to really accelerate our work on sustainability, and the best example we have of that is the vehicle that’s hydrogen-powered and with a set of tires that are 46 percent sustainable content. So, already a significant step.
Scott Clark, executive Vice President, Automotive, Motorsport, Experiences, and Americas Regions

Allan McNish (3 times winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

 and the Presidents of the ACO and IMSA

welcome Michelin's commitment to a more sustainable future.

A Michelin racing tire already incorporates 46% sustainable materials

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Fitted to the fuel-cell-powered Green GT H24 prototype, the Michelin racing tire that already incorporates 46% sustainable materials, ran for the fist time at Le Mans: a concrete example of the Group’s All Sustainable plan, whereby all Michelin tyres will be made entirely of sustainable materials by 2050, with an interim target of sustainable materials making up 40 percent of their content by 2030. This tire consequently stands out as an eloquent illustration of Michelin’s advance in the field of sus­tainable and high-tech materials and has seen the company successfully combine a high proportion of sustainable mate­rials with very high performance, a circle often considered impossible to square. Such a high proportion of sustainable ma­terials has been achieved by increasing the quantity of natural rubber and incorpora­ting carbon black recovered from end-of-life tyres. The other bio-sourced or recy­cled sustainable materials that go into this new tyre include everyday products like orange and lemon peel, sunflower oil, resin oil and A, along with recycled scrap steel.

Did you know ?

 

In June 2020, Michelin and Symbio joined forces with Mission H24 (the 24 Hours of Le Mans) to introduce fuel cell technology to endurance racing. Michelin and Symbio now have access to a real-life laboratory for developing sustainable, hydrogen-based solutions.

Deciphering the technologies that make it possible to integrate sustainable materials into tires, via the Michelin Regen' Lab

During the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Michelin offered to experiment with technologies that can be used to regenerate everyday waste for use in the manufacture of new tires. Michelin has positioned itself as a leader of innovative partners, bringing together a diverse range of technological realms.

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Did you know ?

Ultimately, 4.2 million tonnes of wood chips
could be integrated into Michelin tires each year.

 

The equivalent of 80,000 tons of polystyrene waste
could be recycled into MICHELIN tires each year.

 

Close to 4 billion plastic bottles
could be recycled into MICHELIN tires each year.

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