Hankook to become Formula E tyre supplier from 2023

Formula E have officially confirmed Hankook as its new tyre supplier from Season 9 with 30 percent of the new rubber to be made by sustainable materials

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Formula E have announced Hankook will become the championship’s official tyre supplier from the new season which will begin in January 2023.

Michelin have been Formula E‘s tyre manufacturer since the first race in 2014 and have delivered tyres for the 100 E-Prix so far.

They will be replaced by Hankook, with the new tyres to be tested for the first time in pre-season testing which is set to take place in Valencia at the end of the year.

“A good three years ago, we at Hankook decided to become 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,” said Hankook president Sooil Lee.

“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 will enter a new era at the start of 2023 as the faster, lighter and more efficient Gen3 car makes its debut

The drivers will still be able to push hard in the corners throughout the entire race with nearly 30 percent of the new rubber to be made up by sustainable materials.

As has always been the case, the tyre will be an all-weather tyre so it can be ran in dry, wet, cold and hot conditions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hankook to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” said Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle.

“We are proud to partner with a global player recognised 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.”

Nigel Chiu
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Nigel Chiu is an NCTJ-qualified journalist who worked at Total-Motorsport for 18 months until May 2023. He has been following F1 since 2007 and hasn’t missed a Grand Prix weekend since. Nigel’s worked with several motorsport websites, plus Eurosport and subsequently went on to work with Sky Sports F1 where he travels to multiple F1 races each season.
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