Nissan’s e.dams Formula E motor-racing team is heading to East London this weekend.
Rounds 12 and 13 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship are being held in the area around the historic Royal Docks and the ExCel London exhibition centre.
At the previous race in New York City, the Nissan e.dams squad scored 15 championship points and moved up to ninth place overall.
Sebastien Buemi and his teammate Oliver Rowland showed strong single-lap pace in the Big Apple and the focus now is on building race pace as season seven of the championship accelerates into the last four races.
“We arrive in London with work to do,” said Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsports director. “Seb and Oli are showing good speed in qualifying, but our race pace is not where we want it. This is frustrating as our new Nissan Gen2 powertrain is clearly fast, so we are focusing hard on building our consistency.
”We want to put on a strong performance for the fans in London, as the UK is like a second home to Nissan with our Sunderland plant building the all-electric Nissan LEAF since 2013. It’s also Oli’s home race.”
As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the lifecycle 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 racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.
Oliver Rowland said: “It’s my home race here in London and I really want to put on a show for the fans. Now is the time for the team to score consistent points, so we’ll be racing hard.”
Sebastien Buemi added: “We’re coming to the end of the season and it’s critical that we score good points in the last four races. Nissan e.dams know how to win, and we’ve had good pace at times in recent races. Now we must build our consistency and focus on the podium.”
Nissan e.dams is pleased to announce that Formula E racing partner, CFI Financial Group, is extending its partnership with the team for season eight (2021/22) of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
CFI is an award-winning and globally regulated trading provider enabling next-generation access to global financial markets. Nissan e.dams and CFI have formed a strong bond during their partnership as the two highly innovative and characteristic-sharing powerhouses set out to be leaders across their respective sectors.