• Michelin to leave Formula E after an especially fruitful eight-year association
  • Technological innovations that have made a real impact on both motor racing and road tyres like the MICHELIN ePrimacy and MICHELIN Pilot Sport EV
  • Motorsport: an accelerator for sustainable innovation


A founding partner of the world’s first all-electric single-seater racing series and an investor in the ambitious project from the outset in 2013, Michelin is poised to withdraw from the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at the end of the 2021/2022 campaign.


The Group’s work over the years in close collaboration with the championship’s organisers, teams and constructors, and the FIA (Fédération International de l’Automobile) has made a concrete contribution to the success enjoyed by Formula E today.


Michelin has used its research capacity and experience of motorsport to innovate and sign-off technological advances across the exceptionally wide spectrum of conditions that have been encountered in the course of the competition’s eight seasons to date. Given that races are held at street circuits that are open to normal traffic the rest of the time, these conditions can effectively be compared directly with those ordinary motorists face every day.


The progress Michelin has made through its involvement Formula E covers three main phases.

  • 2014: Michelin invents the first tyre for world-class electric single-seater racing
  • 2016: An additional race lap thanks to enhanced energy efficiency
  • 2018: Four tyres weighing the same as three former-generation tyres

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