Michelin as been announced as official tyre supplier for the new FIA Formula E Championship – providing tyres for electric cars to compete in street circuit races across the world.
Michelin, who withdrew from traditional F1 in 2006, will supply racing tyres for each car in the Formula E Championship which expects to include 20 cars in 10 teams for the 2014 races. The Drayson Racing team from Great Britain have already shown interest in competing, along with China Racing.
The FIA has stated that Beijing, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Patruajava, Rio de Janeiro and Rome will host the Formula E races and more details will be released in September.
“I am delighted to welcome Michelin to Formula E, an innovative new motor sport concept which will highlight the commitment of all participants to what will be an exciting racing championship delivered to the public in city centres with particular attention devoted to sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions.”Michelin have a long and relevant history of performance allied with technical invention and are therefore ideal partners for Formula E.”