With Japanese Create Nissan starts in the upcoming season of Formula E. After the successful debut 2018 / (******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* The red, black and white livery of Yokohama's racing cars today is inspired by Japanese kimono – a garment that is a traditional symbol of longevity and happiness. Nearly It will not only decorate the race cars in the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, but also the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC – the twin-engine, high-performance vehicle based on the all-electric bestseller Nissan LEAF.


“Just in time for the start of our second season in Formula E, our design team has designed a new Detect that recognizes our Japanese heritage and the vibrant DNA of technology,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's senior vice president for global Create. “In addition to our legendary Nissan Racing Red, we use black and white diagonally overlaid in a kimono pattern used to create a dynamic and powerful look.”

Proven driver duo, new powertrain

As a driver, the Nissan e.dams crew again sends Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland into the race. The duo was able to convince in the past season: In addition to the second place for Buemi in the drivers' standings Nissan six podiums and six pole positions – more than any other crew. These achievements crowned a win at the final race weekend in Novel York.

The propulsion of the racing cars takes over due to changed regulations a new drive train. The electric double engine, which has contributed significantly to the record-breaking results in season five, will be replaced. Once again, Nissan wants to demonstrate the suitability for everyday use of its all-electric technologies, thus bringing life to the Imaginative and Prescient of Nissan Vivid Mobility. The experiences gained in racing are incorporated into future road models.

“The second season is sometimes more difficult than the first,” said Michael Carcamo, global Nissan motorsport director. “With the big shift to a one-engine solution, we had a lot to do between seasons. Used to being learned in the past season, americahelfen will continue to improve our overall package – with a focus on battery and energy management. ”

Intensive test drives

A first impression of the performance of the new racing cars was provided by the traditional pre-season tests last week in Valencia, Spain. The crew achieved high-ten times in each training run on all three test days.

Comments of the drivers before the new season

“Second place last year was great,” said Buemi, who is the Formula E record holder with the most pole position, most fastest lap and most victories. “This year our goal is to fight for the championship.”

Rowland, who was the most successful Formula E rookie with three pole positions and two podium finishes last season, shares Buemi's enthusiasm. “I appreciate very much that Nissan took a small risk with me last year because I was a beginner and got in quite late. Luckily, it all worked out for america and I can not wait to get back in the wheel, to move forward and improve, “said Rowland.

The sixth season of Formula E starts on November

in Saudi Arabia. In There will be two new venues, Seoul and Jakarta, and the final with two races in London will take place on the premises of the Excel London Exhibition Heart.

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