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New home for German FIA Formula E race
Feb15

New home for German FIA Formula E race

The FIA Formula E championship has found a new home for the German round of the all-electric open wheel championship. The Berlin ePrix will take place on a new bespoke track in the heart of the German capital on May 21. Last year’s event was staged at Tempelhof Airport (pictured right) but the venue is unavailble in 2016, the facility being used to house refugees. The new 2.030km circuit, which remains subject to approval from...

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Birds holds off Buemi in Argentina
Feb07

Birds holds off Buemi in Argentina

Sam Bird produced a brilliant performance to hold off the charge of Sebastien Buemi and claim the first Formula E win for the DS Virgin alliance on the streets Buenos Aires in Argentina. Bird started the race from pole and controlled the pack from the front, just using enough energy to keep Nico Prost (Renault e.dams) and then Team Aguri’s Antonio Felix da Costa at bay. While the Brit was untroubled at the front, from the back of the...

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FIA Formula E Paris track revealed
Jan13

FIA Formula E Paris track revealed

The street circuit for the FIA Formula E Championship’s first visit to Paris – the city of light – has been revaeled. The Paris ePrix will take place on April 23 as the first European round of the 2015-2016 season. The fully-electric single-seaters will battle it out around the architectural complex of Les Invalides. The 1.93km circuit, which remains subject to FIA track homologation, was unveiled in front of a...

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Tommy talks tire tech in Detroit
Jan12

Tommy talks tire tech in Detroit

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner joined Michelin executives at the North American International Auto Show to talk about technology transfer and how Michelin engineers their innovations from the track to the street. Speaking from a display featuring a Corvette C7-R and a limited edition street version on the Z06, Milner noted how when he joined Corvette Racing in 2011 that he knew that it was  a Michelin “technical partner” team, but...

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Michelin team up with Sportscar365.com
Jan04

Michelin team up with Sportscar365.com

Michelin has joined forces with Sportscar365.com for a new collaboration which will expand the web site’s coverage of the FIA World Endurance Championship and focus on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Michelin has become the presenting sponsor of Sportscar365’s WEC coverage – the championship where the French tire manufacture join forces with the likes of Porsche, Audi, Toyota, Ferrari and Aston Martin. A special “Michelin: Road to Le...

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