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Miami racing history
Mar14

Miami racing history

It has been 12 years since motorsport hit the streets of Miami. Michelin teamed with Audi to post Miami IMSA wins in 2002 and 2003, the last time that the big sports car raced downtown. What made Audi’s victory at the 2002 Cadillac American Le Man’s Challenge truly historic was that Audi’s Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro won the pole, set the fastest race lap and won the two hour 45 minute race using just one set of Michelin tires! The...

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Bird leads FIA Formula E practice at Miami
Mar14

Bird leads FIA Formula E practice at Miami

British ace and FIA Formula E race winner Sam Bird set the pace in the opening practice session this morning on the streets of Miami. After last-minute circuit construction delayed the green flag, Bird’s Virgin Racing entry set the pace with a time of 1:06.588 – just pushing out Karun Chandhok by .101 of a second. Championship leader Lucas di Grassi was third fastest ahead of an impressive performance from ex-Formula 1...

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Helping improve road safety for Miami teenagers
Mar14

Helping improve road safety for Miami teenagers

Formula E’s Miami Gala Dinner – the official pre-race charity event – helped leave a lasting legacy this evening as series Founding Partner Michelin generously donated $100,000 to help improve road safety amongst Miami teenagers. Held at the Perez Art Museum and attended by dignitaries, teams, drivers and celebrities, the evening saw Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and representatives from Michelin North America hand over the six-figure...

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Jarno Trulli mixing driver and team boss duties
Mar14

Jarno Trulli mixing driver and team boss duties

Italian Jarno Trulli drove for six different teams in his 252 race starts in Formula 1 but now the Italian veteran is learning what life is like as a team boss while also staying in the cockpit. The former Minardi, Prost, Jordan, Renault, Toyota and Lotus driver debuted with his own team in FIA Formula E this year with Michela Cerruti as his teammate. For this weekend’s round on the streets of Miami, fellow ex-Formula 1...

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di Grassi fast in both Formula E and sportscars
Mar13

di Grassi fast in both Formula E and sportscars

Ex-Formula 1 driver and factory Audi World Endurance Championship ace Lucas di Grassi has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the FIA Formula E Championship – leading the championship coming into the Miami event. The Brazilian won the opening round of the championship in China and has been highly competitive in each outing – bringing a 10 point championship lead to the US. One of several drivers who also competes...

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