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Sensor technology in the Hankook iON Race making Formula E even safer

Sensor technology in the Hankook iON Race making Formula E even safer

The goal for all Formula E teams is to get the Hankook iON Race into the optimal working window in every race. This is because Hankook’s premium product performs best at the right tyre temperature and with the ideal air pressure. Thanks to new sensor technology from Hankook and its partner Texys Group, it has been possible since Season 9 to measure and view live the current air pressure and temperatures of the tyres and rims, as well as humidity. “The data is measured using infrared and is available immediately. However, it is not just about the perfect working window for the Hankook iON Race, but also safety. The wrong air pressure can cause punctures and consequently crashes. It is for this reason that race control monitors the tyre pressure on all cars,” explains Hankook’s Formula E race engineer Thomas Baltes.

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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