Nissan Formula E Team aiming to continue podium streak at maiden Misano E-Prix

Squad looking to keep up form as Formula E heads to Italy for double-header
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YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Formula E Team will be targeting a continuation of its strong recent results as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship travels to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for Rounds 6 and 7 of Season 10.

Following Oliver Rowland's positive performances in Diriyah, São Paulo and at the team's home event in Tokyo, which has seen him clinch two pole positions and three consecutive podiums, the squad is in good spirits ahead of the first-ever Misano E-Prix.

While the Italian venue is sure to provide a different challenge, the team is buoyed by its current speed, also shown by Sacha Fenestraz's strong race pace in Tokyo, where he climbed nine positions to almost score points.

Featuring adaptations to the usual Misano layout, most notably in the first sector and a chicane in place of a high-speed right-hand turn on the back straight, the 3.381-kilometre track is sure to challenge drivers and teams in different ways to recent venues. The high-speed nature of the 14-turn track will provide ample overtaking opportunities, particularly with energy management set to play a key role.

The weekend by the Adriatic coast also includes an FP0 session, designed for young drivers to taste Formula E machinery. Nissan Formula E Team's reserve and simulator driver Caio Collet will get his first experience in the Nissan e-4ORCE 04, having previously clocked several hours on the team's simulator.

Track action gets underway with FP0 and FP1 both on Friday, with qualifying at 10:20 CEST (UTC +2) and the E-Prix at 15:00 CEST on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team: "Our performance in the last three races has been strong, particularly on Oli's side with the three podiums. We've scored good points and shown great pace, which proves our car is working well on different types of tracks. The speed is there, which is encouraging ahead of Misano, where we will face a new challenge. The layout isn't like anything we've had so far this season, it's quite fast and wide. Energy management will be a big deal for all the teams, so we will be looking to maximize our race pace while staying as efficient as possible, which is never an easy balance to achieve. It's difficult to have consistency in this championship, but we're managing to find it and we're working hard to maintain it and continue this positive trend."

Oliver Rowland, driver, Nissan Formula E Team: "This weekend presents a different type of challenge compared to what we've faced so far this season. It's been a great few weeks for us with three podiums in as many races, which was beyond our expectations as a team. We've got to keep our feet on the ground and maintain this momentum. We've been very strong recently, especially in qualifying, but we need to keep taking it race by race and staying focused on the task at hand. We also have to optimize our car on several different types of circuits, which will be tough but important if we want to keep fighting at the front."

Sacha Fenestraz, driver, Nissan Formula E Team: "It's been a difficult start of the season for me, as a team we struggled in the first two rounds and then we worked it out a bit and the pace was much better. On my side, I've been making a few mistakes, which, due to the closely-fought nature of Formula E, has cost me some great opportunities. However, we are happy with our race pace. Now, my focus is on putting together a strong weekend from start to finish and getting back to fighting for the top positions. The Misano track looks interesting, we expect it to be a challenge with the energy management and a tricky weekend, but we're aiming to score some important points so will keep focused and give our all!"

Caio Collet, reserve and simulator driver, Nissan Formula E Team: "I'm really looking forward to FP0 and the whole weekend with the team. I've been doing lots of simulator work, so I'm very happy to jump in the car and see how it compares to being in the sim. It will be a good experience for me and hopefully I can also help the team further. FP0 will be useful for learning about the track and the set-up before Oli and Sacha head out for FP1, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity."

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About Nissan in Formula E

Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series.

In Season 7 (2020/21), Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which will run from Season 9 (2022/23) through to the end of Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series.

In April 2022, Nissan acquired the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

In June 2022, Nissan announced it would supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to McLaren Racing for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era.

For Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Nissan Formula E drivers are Oliver Rowland and Sacha Fenestraz.

On 28th March 2024, ahead of the first ever Tokyo E-Prix, Nissan announced its long term commitment to Formula E, becoming the first manufacturer to sign up for the Gen4 era, which runs until 2030, reinforcing its pledge to its Ambition 2030 electrification targets.

Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles 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 every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.

More information

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About Formula E

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship became the first global sport to be certified with a net zero carbon footprint from inception back in 2020, having invested in certified climate-protecting projects in all race markets to offset emissions from every season of electric racing.

All cars in the championship are powered by electricity, with the series acting as a competitive platform to test and develop the latest in electric technology.

The World's greatest manufacturers race against each other on street circuits and Formula E promotes the adoption of sustainable mobility in city centers in a bid to combat air pollution and lessen the effects of climate change.

Contact

Maria De Juana
Head of Communications, Formula E, Nissan Motor Co.
Phone: +33-6 17 36 37 61
mdejuana@nissan-europe.com, Opens in a new tab.

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Nismo.com, Opens in a new tab.

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