Nissan fired up for upcoming FIA Formula E World Championship season

Nissan Formula E Team

Nissan has expressed its excitement over its nearing participation in this year’s ABB FIA Formula E World Championship wherein the marque’s electric vehicle (EV) race car will be fielded for the first time.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where will Nissan have its first race in this season's FIA Formula E World Championship?

    Nissan will have its maiden race for the said racing series at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the 2023 Mexico City E-Prix.
  • Who are the race car drivers for the Nissan Formula E team?

    Driving the race cars for the team for the competition’s ninth season are Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz.
  • Driving the race cars for the team for the competition’s ninth season are Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz who will steer the vehicle for the first time at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the 2023 Mexico City E-Prix under Gen3 regulations.

    Nissan Formula E Team drivers

    “We’ve not had too much time between testing in Valencia and the first race, so we’ve been busy analyzing data from the programs we ran and making adjustments to our car,” Nissan Formula E Team Managing Director Tommaso Volpe was quoted as saying.

    “One of the most important factors this weekend will be to finally see how each team will adapt to the new technologies in the Gen3 car, as we’re all starting from scratch in that sense. We’re really focused and looking to implement everything we learned in Valencia for a smooth weekend with the new car and systems. It’s exciting as it will be the first time we see everybody’s true pace and how each team manages every key performance factor in the car. We’ll be aiming to start the season strongly and set ourselves on a path to grow throughout the campaign,” the team executive added.

    Nissan Formula E Team

    According to Nissan, the latest season will be the first time for its Formula E team to compete as one group. The race car features a new livery that incorporates the cherry blossom flowers as a symbol for new beginnings, reflecting both the team and the championship entering new eras in 2023.

    “I’m really excited to get Season 9 underway! It’s going to be an interesting one, with the new cars, my first race for the team and at a new track for me. However, I’m feeling prepared and confident in the work we’ve done in the off-season and at testing in Valencia. I’ve seen and heard about the amazing atmosphere in Mexico City, so I can’t wait to race through the stadium in front of so many passionate fans,” Nato said.

    Nissan Formula E Team

    Fenestraz shared his teammate’s sentiments.

    “I don’t think anybody knows what to expect this weekend, but it’s going to be an incredible moment to be part of. We’ve been pushing hard to make a positive start to the Gen3 era and I’m looking forward to my first race as a full-time Formula E driver. My target for Mexico is to build my confidence in the car and have a positive season opener. There’s a lot of events coming up soon, so I want to begin strongly, show good speed and try to limit my mistakes. The test in Valencia was good but it always feels different at an event, so I’m looking to get experience under my belt and continue building for the year ahead.”

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