Formula E announces Hankook as tyre supplier

For the first time, the enthusiasts of motorsport will be able to witness Hankook tyres in race conditions.

FIA Formula E World Championship has signed a new partnership with the tyre manufacturer company, Hankook. Following this new deal, the brand will serve as the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB.

The new tyre was formed in close collaboration with the racing series and is specifically tailored to meet the needs of Formula E and the perspective of e-mobility without sacrificing motorsport performance.

Almost 30% of the new tyre, which is specifically designed for the third generation of Formula E race cars, is crafted from recyclable sources. To save even more resources, Formula E teams now have direct exposure to a tyre variant that can be utilised in both dry and wet circumstances.

Besides that, the tyre’s lengthy reliability is a groundbreaking step. Hankook entirely recycles every set of tyres after each race weekend, guaranteeing that the tournament is as environmentally friendly as possible.

For the first time, the enthusiasts of motorsport will be able to witness Hankook tyres in race conditions. This deal would commence at the Mexico City E-Prix on January 14, 2023, and nearly 40,000 audiences are expected to watch the race live from the grandstand.

Sooil Lee, President & CEO of Hankook Tire & Technology, said, “A good three years ago, we at Hankook decided to become an official technical partner and tyre supplier of what is arguably the most progressive, modern and sustainable racing series in the world from the 2023 season. The philosophy of the Hankook brand and our strategic orientation towards an increasingly sustainable future also reflect the spirit and DNA of Formula E. Together, we will advance and significantly influence the development of modern motorsport over the coming years.”

Formula E CEO, Jamie Reigle, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Hankook to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. We are proud to partner with a global player recognized as a top tyre manufacturer that lives and breathes motorsport as a fundamental aspect of its corporate philosophy. Hankook’s vast experience working with race teams at circuits around the world, its pioneering innovation and commitment to sustainability make it a perfect match for the championship and our new Gen3 car.”

The implementation of the proposed Hankook Formula E race tyres, noted by the race-to-road technology transfer, helps customers in distinctive. The deluxe manufacturer provides the premium for resource-friendly mobility to be suited on modern, premium electric cars with its new iON road tyres for both summer (Hankook iON evo) and winter (Hankook iON Winter) use.

Considerably reduce frictional resistance for more km per battery load, high traction on wet roads, and very good braking authority for top strength and durability all reflect the demands placed on electric car tyres.

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