LONDON (Jan. 3, 2014) — Organizers of the FIA Formula E Championship will hold a public demonstration of the electric-powered Spark-Renault SRT 01E Formula E car in Las Vegas on Monday, on Jan. 6.
Formula E Holdings also disclosed recently that tire supplier Michelin Motorsports has developed an all-weather treaded race tire for the series, designed to provide optimum performance in both wet and dry conditions, thus helping to reduce overall costs and promote sustainability.
The tires will be low-profile 18-inch versions, a first for an open-wheel series, the organizers announced.
Each two-car team will have just three sets of tires per race weekend, Michelin said, to cover free practice, qualifying and the race. This equates to a set and a half per car, eliminating excess use and the need for teams to invest in pit-lane tire-changing equipment.