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Michelin Formula E Deal Extended to 2021

Michelin will provide tires to the FIA Formula E Championship in a continued and extended deal until the end of the 2020/21 season….

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Michelin will provide tires to the FIA Formula E Championship in a continued and extended deal until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The renewed agreement was announced by Formula E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag and Michelin’s Pascal Couasnon in Hong Kong on Friday.

The French technology company was awarded the original tender by the FIA in 2014 and delivered an all-in-one dry and wet weather tire.

“I am really happy to announce that we have extended our partnership with Michelin at least until the end of Season Seven,” said Agag.

“Michelin have been with us since the very start and they have been a super valuable technical partner for us all through our journey to where we are now. They were a pioneer too and the development of the product has been tremendous ever since.”

The initial contract between Michelin and Formula E was scheduled to expire at the end of the fifth season of the championship in 2019.

However, an additional two seasons have now been added to take the agreement up to the end of the 2020/21 season.

“Michelin believed in the FIA Formula E Championship from the beginning and joined this new discipline as a founding partner,” said Pascal Couasnon, Michelin Motorsport Director.

Couasnon also confirmed, as revealed by e-racing365 last month, that testing of an ongoing development tire which will ultimately become the definitive Season Five product.

“Michelin was tasked with creating bespoke treaded tires unique to the world of motorsport – for use in both wet and dry conditions and using 18-inch rims,” he said.

“The partnership will continue through to at least the end of the 2020/21 season, with Michelin already working on tires for the new-look next generation car, which will make its debut in season five.”

Sam Smith is e-racing365’s Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for Motorsport.com from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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