- FAN ZONE
Nissan e.dams showed off its Season 8 colours on Tuesday, a week before the IM03 heads out on track in Valencia at pre-season testing for the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The team's red and black stays but it looks even bolder this time around, with an evolution of its Japanese kimono-themed livery taking on brighter red highlights.
Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president for global design, has added his touch too, with a flourish on the car’s nosecone.
“We want to be bolder than ever in this new Formula E racing season,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsports director. “Nissan is here not only to race and win, but to entertain the fans and showcase just how thrilling electric vehicles can be. With our powerful new racing livery our cars will be unmissable on the track as we compete in this exciting global championship.
"We will also be activating our racing endeavors like never before this season with fresh and innovative activities such as our Nissan Brain to Performance program that aims to train our racing drivers’ brains to be even faster. We can’t wait to get Season 8 started.”
"Nissan is here not only to race and win, but to entertain the fans and showcase just how thrilling electric vehicles can be."
Joining Formula E veteran Sebastien Buemi - the series' record-holder for race wins - will be Maximilian Guenther; snapped up by Nissan following BMW's exit from the championship at the end of Season 7.
The German racer is one of Formula E's rising stars, with three race victories to his name so far, and the 24-year-old joins up Buemi and the team at the official Formula E pre-season test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain, 29 November-2 December.
"It’s great to be back with Nissan e.dams for our fourth season together, and I would like to warmly welcome Maximilian to the team," says Buemi. "Maximilian brings good pace and some fresh approaches to racing, so I hope we can create a powerful combination based on the strong foundations and extensive experience we have at Nissan e.dams. We aim to be competitive from the first race to the last. We’ve got work to do and the team is highly motivated.”
“I’m really excited to go racing with such a historic and successful racing brand as Nissan," adds Guenther. "Formula E is extremely competitive and thrilling to race in, and I feel that with Seb as my teammate and the team behind me, together we can do great things. In my first weeks with the team, I can see that there are big plans both on and off the track and I am looking forward to a busy and competitive Season 8. The new race car looks stunning, and I can’t wait to drive it at full race pace at the Valencia test.”
Nissan is set for a fourth season of competition in the world's premier electric racing series, with the Japanese marque battling to win in Formula E, but also to bring top-tier, zero-emission motorsport to a global audience.
As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify all-new Nissan vehicle offerings by the early 2030s in key markets. Nissan aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the race track and road for better electric vehicles for customers.
Published on 23rd November 2021