In collaboration with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Michelin today announced the winners of the global 2017 Michelin Challenge Design, Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.
Works by individuals and teams of designers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, India, Portugal and Russia were among the winners and finalists selected by a distinguished jury of the world’s top automotive designers and industry experts.
The three winning designs, seven finalists and 10 honourable mentions were chosen from more than 1600 registrants representing 80 countries. Over 16 years, Michelin Challenge Design has received a total of 9901 entries from 123 countries.
“The winners of our 2017 Michelin Challenge Design presented numerous highly innovative features for the Le Mans race in the year 2030 and the quality of work from this year’s entries was truly outstanding,” said Thom Roach, vice president of original-equipment marketing for Michelin North America. “We congratulate the winners for their thought-provoking, visually captivating designs for the world’s greatest endurance race, Le Mans 24 Hours.”
Winners of the 2017 Michelin Challenge Design:
Tao Ni of Wuhu, China
Infiniti Le Mans 2030
Daniel Bacelar Pereira of Vila Real, Portugal
Bentley 9 Plus Michelin Battery Slick
Kurt Scanlan of Toronto, Canada
Maserati Cierzo C1
Finalists of the 2017 Michelin Challenge Design (in alphabetical order):
Mehdi Alamdari and Vahid Shahvirdi of Victoria, Australia
Carlos Eduardo de Carvalho of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Embraer P1 Phenom Hybrid with Michelin Tire Wings
Josh Gadomski of Caledon Village, Ontario, Canada
Guilherme Kataoka, Luiz Ortega and Marcelo Toledo of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bentley Speed X
Vruttant S. Phatak of Maharashtra, India
Vladislav Semenov and Maria Ryadno of St. Petersburg, Russia