Bridgestone named exclusive tire supplier for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

The announcement was made at the World Motor Sport Council in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan.

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Bridgestone named exclusive tire supplier for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Bridgestone Corporation has been designated as the sole future tire supplier for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from the 2026-2027 season through the 2029-2030 season.

The announcement was made at the World Motor Sport Council in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). Bridgestone's selection is a key element of the company's sustainable global motorsports strategy, aligning with its commitment to developing and refining sustainable technology.

As the exclusive tire supplier for Formula E, Bridgestone aims to contribute to the advancement of sustainable mobility. The company's involvement in Formula E serves as a platform for the development of innovative and eco-friendly tire technologies, furthering its mission of "serving society with superior quality" and playing a role in the realisation of a sustainable society.

“Motorsports is Bridgestone’s passion. Always has been, and always will be. I am delighted to be able to announce our return to an FIA World Championship this year as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of our motorsports activities. Carrying on our 60-year legacy in motorsports, we are very excited about being the FIA’s sole tire supplier for Formula E from the 2026 -2027 season,” said Shu Ishibashi, Global CEO and Representative Executive Officer, Bridgestone Corporation.   

“Sharing the passion to race and passion to win, Bridgestone has empowered the best performance of cars, drivers and teams in racing conditions by repeatedly taking on the ultimate challenges while ensuring safety and peace of mind based on our fundamental principle ‘tires carry life’. This ‘ultimate challenge’, as we call ‘challenge for excellence’, is our origin as a tire manufacturer and shaped the foundation of our premium tire business. As we face our next stage, Bridgestone aims to evolve sustainable global premium motorsports products with our enduring passion to embrace the ultimate challenge and to pursue excellence in every moment. The core of our supply arrangement with the FIA will be the expansion and enhancement of 'ENLITEN' tire product technology, enabling ‘ultimate customisation’ that we define our ‘new premium in the EV era’. I am looking forward to starting our activities in the Formula E from 2026 – 2027 season,” he further added.  

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