The Nissan Formula E Team is prepared for the first double-header of the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as they target the points under the lights in Diriyah.
Following a strong recovery drive in Mexico City which saw Oliver Rowland gain nine places and finish tantalisingly close to the points, he and teammate Sacha Fenestraz are determined to harness the pace of the Nissan e-4ORCE 04 and claim top-10 finishes in Saudi Arabia.
The only night race on the Formula E calendar, the Diriyah E-Prix is among the most popular events in the series. The street circuit provides a demanding yet exhilarating experience.
Nissan boasts a strong connection with Saudi Arabia which stretches back to 1957, when the first Nissan vehicles were delivered to the country. Petromin Nissan, the company’s official authorised retail dealer in the kingdom since 2016, represents an important part of this heritage, with extensive operations including 18 showrooms and 16 aftersales centres nationwide.
The two brands will look to deepen their collaboration at the Diriyah E-Prix as Petromin Nissan will once again be the team’s official innovation partner for the event. Working together, the two marques will demonstrate their shared commitment to innovation and customer service.
Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal of the Nissan Formula E Team, said: “We saw some encouraging signs in Mexico, even though the result was not what we wanted.
”Oliver and Sacha worked well as a team, showing that we have a strong driver pairing to build on for the season. We have a strong car, and our aim for Diriyah is to iron out any issues and ensure we operate smoothly.”
Plenty of positives
Driver Sacha Fenestraz said: “Diriyah is one of my favourite tracks on the Formula E calendar. Naturally, double-header events are always busy and tiring, but if we can work together to find consistency over the two races, I’m confident we can come away with a strong haul of points.”
Fellow driver Oliver Rowland said: “The first event in Mexico was all about experience and we ended up with plenty of positives after a good comeback in the race. We’ll be looking to maintain that momentum.”