Michelin confirmed as Formula E tyre supplier
|By Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, March 28th 2013, 14:26 GMT|
Michelin will be the official tyre supplier for the Formula E championship that will kick of next year, the FIA has announced.
The series for electric single-seater cars will race in cities like London, Rome and Beijing, with the FIA saying expressions of interest had been received from 23 host cities.
French manufacturer Michelin was close to a return to Formula 1 in 2011, before the FIA chose Pirelli as the sport's sole tyre supplier.
"I am delighted to welcome Michelin to Formula E," said FIA president Jean Todt, "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."
Michelin left Formula 1 at the end of 2006.