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Expert encounter: Test driver meets safety car driver

Expert encounter: Test driver meets safety car driver

Fascinating exchange of experiences: Hankook’s test and development driver Benoît Tréluyer met the current driver of the official Formula E safety car, Bruno Correia, at the opening round of the Formula E season in Mexico. A hot topic of conversation was obviously the new tyre for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Hankook iON Race. Benoît Tréluyer: “I was interested to hear Bruno Correia’s experience with the new tyre. I also told him about the development work being done on the new iON tyre range.”

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: in total, Hankook is actively involved in more than 50 series in 2023. Since Season 9, 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’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, popular touring car championships ADAC TCR Germany and TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events.

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Expert encounter: Test driver meets safety car driver

Benoit Treluyer, FIA FE Development Driver, Bruno Correira during the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix, 1st meeting of the 2022-23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez from January 12 to 14, in Mexico City, Mexico - Photo Xavi Bonilla / DPPI

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