Energy-efficiency, versatility, longevity and high performance… the four essential qualities a tyre needs to be successful in Formula E.
The drivers involved in the FIA Formula E Championship are delighted that their respective cars will continue to race on the MICHELIN Pilot Sport when action resumes with the opening round of Season 6 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November. Indeed, being able to count on a tyre that is designed to be raced two seasons in a row provides them and their teams with a valuable performance benchmark… so long as it is successful, of course!
When developing its new Formula E tyre – the MICHELIN Pilot Sport – in readiness for the 2018/2019 championship, which coincided with the introduction of faster, new-generation cars, Michelin set itself a number of ambitious objectives in terms of not only performance and longevity, but also energy-efficiency and versatility.
As expected, the season’s 13 races put the newcomer through its paces at some very challenging venues, as well as in particularly varied and frequently extreme conditions, but the MICHELIN Pilot Sport took everything in its stride to live up to its promise and endorse the choices made by Michelin Motorsport’s engineers during the development of this technologically-sophisticated tyre.