YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan e.dams drivers Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland will quickly be again on the monitor, because the crew will get prepared for the ABB FIA Formulation E World Championship official preseason take a look at in Valencia, Spain, this weekend.

After two robust seasons collectively, Buemi and Rowland are set to as soon as once more display the facility and efficiency of Nissan’s zero-emission EV expertise in the course of the 2020-21 season of the all-electric avenue racing sequence.

Nissan e.dams completed second within the 2019-20 groups championship, scoring one victory, 5 podiums and a pole place. The robust end, in Nissan’s second 12 months within the championship, has given the crew confidence forward of the four-day preseason take a look at starting Nov. 28.

“It wasn’t way back that we celebrated our second place within the groups championship,” mentioned Tommaso Volpe, Nissan’s world motorsports director. “Now we sit up for 2021. There’s at all times quite a lot of work to do at this take a look at, and we’ll be seeking to construct on our earlier velocity and success. We’re competing on the pinnacle of electrical racing, and we’re additionally right here to assist develop Nissan’s all-electric highway automobiles — the all-new Ariya SUV crossover being the newest. By means of racing, we’re at all times constructing our EV experience, from the highway to trace and vice versa.”

The second-generation Formulation E race automobiles first seen in season 5 can be on the monitor on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia on Nov. 28, 29 and Dec. 1, with Nov. 30 reserved for world media actions. The primary and second take a look at days are break up into two periods, with a morning session from 9 a.m. to midday and a day session from 2-5 p.m. The third and ultimate preseason take a look at day runs from 9 a.m. to three p.m.

Nissan e.dams crew principals Olivier and Gregory Driot issued this joint assertion: “Though the coronavirus pandemic offered many challenges within the 2019-20 season, we pulled collectively as a crew – and with a robust late surge, we took second within the groups championship. Willpower and dedication are on the core of Nissan e.dams. With Seb and Oli racing for us once more this season, now we have the drivers, automobiles, and crew to push for wins and in the end success within the groups and drivers championships.”

The seventh season of the ABB FIA Formulation E World Championship is scheduled to start Jan. 16 in Santiago, Chile.

Showcasing the facility of Nissan EVs

Nissan was the primary Japanese producer to enter Formulation E in 2018. The model entered the sequence to showcase its Nissan Clever Mobility imaginative and prescient and produce the thrill of Nissan’s EV efficiency to racing followers worldwide. The 2020-21 season can be Nissan’s third and comes at a time when the corporate prepares to start out manufacturing of the Nissan Ariya all-electric crossover SUV. It additionally coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-market electrical automobile.

With highly effective acceleration, revolutionary new EV design and award-winning driver help expertise, the all-new Ariya epitomizes Nissan’s imaginative and prescient for altering how automobiles are powered, pushed and built-in into society.

DRIVER QUOTES

Sebastien Buemi
“Final season was attention-grabbing and in the end profitable for the crew. With every season, the crew will get stronger and extra skilled, and I am unable to wait to race once more in Santiago. We have been quick and constant final season, in order we construct on that for 2021, I really feel assured we are able to take some extra wins. I am trying ahead to seeing everybody in Valencia and getting again in my Nissan e.dams race automobile.”

Oliver Rowland
“I took my first win for Nissan e.dams on the penultimate spherical of the season finale. Our crew efficiency on the finish of final season exhibits that we’re quick, environment friendly and constant. The take a look at in Valencia provides us loads of monitor time to refine our race automobile. As a crew, our confidence continues to develop – so convey on season seven!”

Contact

Anna Teslik
World motorsports communications supervisor
Cellphone: +33 7 7614 7286
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Dan Anslow
World motorsports press officer
Cellphone: +44 7787 152 543
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