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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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03/19/15
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03/18/15
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03/17/15
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03/16/15
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Brasília's Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, one of the stadiums built for the 2014 World Cup, "will serve as an office," according to LANCEPRESS. The stadium, with a monthly maintenance cost of R$600,000 ($185,000), "will house the offices" of three departments of Brazilian gov ...

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03/13/15
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