Hankook News about ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Seldom has a tyre shone like the new Formula E race tyre from Hankook. At an event in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Austria, the premium tyre maker officially presented the newly developed Hankook iON race to guests and representatives of Formula E, as well as the international press. The biggest eye-catcher was an example of the new tyre adorned with crystals. From next season, Hankook will be the new and official technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The new tyre was developed in close cooperation with the racing series and, in particular, takes into account the approach to sustainability in Formula E and the future of e-mobility, without neglecting motorsport performance. Roughly 30 percent of the new tyre, which is tailor-made for the third generation of Formula E car, is made from sustainable materials. The teams currently have a variant of the tyre that can be used in both dry and wet conditions, in order to further save resources. Furthermore, the long durability of the tyre is also a pioneering step. After each race weekend, all the sets of the Hankook tyre will be completely recycled.