Michelin announces association with FIA Formula E Championship

Michelin is a very big name when it comes to tire manufacturers worldwide. They make tires for almost all sorts of vehicles including automobiles, airplanes, bicycles, farm equipment, heavy machinery and trucks. They were present at the Frankfurt International Motor Show and made an important announcement there. They announced that they have become the official tire supply partner for the first global electric race series. The contract was awarded to them by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) in March 2013. In the very first season of the event, all teams would use the Spark Renault SRT_01 Formula E racecar and it was showcased in the show along with the Michelin tires that have been developed for the car. The car is a single seat electric racecar and it is really the limit of what is currently possible with electric vehicles.

Michelin FE Sportscar

This new association would work very well in the favor of Michelin as it would promote new developments in the field of tire technology. It is a well known fact that technology first comes to racetrack and then eventually makes it to passenger vehicles. Michelin is an innovative company and this association might lead to some radical developments too.

Michelin chose to use 18 inch wheels and the governing authorities happily agreed to it. This would result in higher energy efficiency and would also bridge the gap between racing and street tires. Formula 1 uses tires from Pirelli which is another reputed brand. The tires on F1 are chosen according to the track conditions and there are different sets for wet and dry conditions. The tires used for dry conditions are slicks without any tread while the wet tires have tread on them. The tires developed by Michelin for the FIA Formula E championship have tread on them which is suitable for both wet and dry conditions. The same tires would work well in all weather conditions.

Michelin FE neumatique TyreThe reason behind developing such tires is that it would be somewhat similar to the street tires. As the tires being used have tread on them like the street tires, it would be easier for them to transfer the high end technology developed for race tires to street tires. Even when the tires are treaded, they aren’t any slouch. In fact they claim that no treaded tire today can match the level of performance of these tires. They have been designed to offer speed, versatility of use and longevity.

A lot of work has gone into the development of tires and the car. Dallara has worked on the chassis of the car, McLaren has developed the propulsion system, Renault has developed the electronics and has optimized the car while Williams has developed the batteries. The tire tests on this new car will start in December of this year. The championship will begin almost an year from now and some teams have already committed to the competition. In the first season, they are planning to have twenty racers belonging to 10 different teams. This event is surely going to be worth the wait.

Facelift Fiat Linea 2013 India Spied Testing in Pune
Toyota Etios Motor Racing being concluded at Buddh International Circuit

Leave a Reply

The Limited Edition Duster Explore
New Renault Duster Explore launched at an introductory price of Rs 9.99 lakhs
Ford Figo Aspire
Ford India Expands Retail Distribution of Genuine Parts
BMW X5 Review Front
BMW X5 Road Test & Review
Chevrolet Spin
New Chevrolet Spin MPV spied testing on Indian roads
SUZUKI LET'S
Suzuki launches new dual tone colors of Let’s
2016 Hero Hunk
Facelift Hero Hunk spotted undisguised
2015-Yamaha-MT-03
Yamaha MT-03 gets an official nod
Honda
Honda NC750S economy motorcycle
BMW X5 Review Front
BMW X5 Road Test & Review
Scania Multiaxle Metrolink Front Side
Scania Metrolink – My Sound Sleep Experience
Datsun-Go+-Front View Angle-low
Datsun Go+ First Drive Review
Picture 210
Going Electric – Mahindra Reva E20
F1 Indian Motorsports MotoGp Volkswagen Motorsport World Motorsports
RC213V-S
Honda RC213 V-S is a tuned version of Honda’s Moto GP bike RC213 V
2015 suzuki gixxer cup india
Suzuki Motorcycle announces about launching Gixxer Cup
Audi R8 LMS Cup
Audi R8 LMS Cup: Aditya Patel aims to continue podium streak in Korea
2012 Maruti Suzuki Swift
New Maruti Swift SP Special Limited Edition launched
maruti suzuki swift front
Maruti sells 1,600 vehicles in Karnataka during ‘Varamahalakshmi’ festival
Maruti Ciaz front
New Maruti Ciaz Diesel Hybrid to launch on 1st September
Maruti Suzuki logo
Maruti expands dealership network with additional 50 outlets
Hyundai i20 N
Hyundai reveals new sporty Hyundai i20 N Sport
2017 Hyundai Elantra
Next-gen Hyundai Elantra spied inside out sans camouflage
Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta not arriving in Malaysia soon
2016 Hyundai Equus
Next generation Hyundai Equus gets spied again
2016 Honda Pilot
New 2016 Honda Pilot received highest safety ratings
2012 Honda Civic Malaysia front
New Honda Civic gets spied again
HCIL Logo
Honda opens CNG fuel station in Ohio
HONda HR-V
New 2016 Honda HR-V gets 5 star ratings in NCAP tests
2015 Mahindra TUV 300
Mahindra TUV300 Contest launches offering a chance to win the new SUV
2015 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift
Mahindra XUV500 Vs Skoda Yeti
Mahindra Logo
Mahindra employee bags two titles at WSC
mahindra-tuv300-steering-wheel_650x370_41440421093
New Mahindra TUV300’s interior gets teased
Tata Ace Mega
Tata Motors launched new smart pickup called the Ace Mega
Tata Kite Compact hatchback
The new Tata Kite hatchback ready to launch during this festive season
Veerangana Express
Veerangana Express is an Auto-rickshaw service for women by women
2015 Tata Nano GenX
Book and watch your very own GenX Nano car rolling out from the factory
Bajaj Pulsar 200 SS
Bajaj sold 30000 Pulsar adventure versions
Bajaj Motorcycles Pulsar 200 NS Image
Would Bajaj discontinue the Pulsar 200 NS?
If it isn't for the RS 400 sticker, it is hard to spot any difference between the RS 200 and the RS 400
Bajaj Pulsar RS 400 spotted undisguised at a service station
2015-Bajaj-CT-100
Over 1.5 lakh units of Bajaj CT 100 sold in a span of 3 months
Yamah R3 Cornering
Yamaha R3 Vs The Kawasaki Ninja 300: Battle Of The Titans
KTM 390 Adventure
KTM likely to launch the 390 Adventure in India
Husqvarna Nuda 900R Front
KTM to introduce Husqvarna bikes in India built on Duke chassis
KTM Duke 390
KTM makes slipper clutch as an accessory for existing owners of Duke 390
Honda
Honda NC750S economy motorcycle
2014 honda activa 125
Honda Activa becomes highest selling two wheeler model
Honda CBR 250R pearl sunbeam white
Honda Facilitating motor sports in the country
Yamah R3 Cornering
Yamaha R3 Vs The Kawasaki Ninja 300: Battle Of The Titans
2016 Hero Hunk
Facelift Hero Hunk spotted undisguised
2016-Hero-Splendor-Pro
Upcoming Hero Splendor Pro spotted testing for the first time
Hero HX 250 R
Upcoming Hero HX250R caught out in the open for the first time
New Hero Passion Pro
New Hero Passion Pro launched at a price of INR 47,850/-
TVS Draken
TVS reveals its future plans for India
TVS Draken
TVS Apache 200 to be launched in 2015?
TVS BMW motorcycle upcoming
New bike from TVS-BMW collaboration to come fully engineered by BMW
tvs jupiter
TVS launched a special edition of the Jupiter