The Nissan Formula E Team have revealed their new livery for Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Taking inspiration from ‘Sakura’ or cherry blossom as it’s more commonly known, the flower provided a nod to the team’s Japanese heritage while also celebrating a new beginning.
Season 9 marks the start of the Gen 3 era for Formula E and it is also the first time Nissan will compete as one team under a new name. Previously racing as ‘Nissan e.Dams’ over the last four seasons until Nissan purchased the team. As such, the new livery on the Nissan e-4ORCE 04 racecar is rather special.
Ashwani Gupta, COO at Nissan went on to acknowledge Nissan’s rich racing history, one that also serves as the driving force behind this team and the special livery. Fresh faces are also behind the wheel for Nissan as Formula E race winner Norman Nato pilots the #17 car. His co-driver is Franco-Argentine Fenestraz who was runner-up in last season’s Super Formula, he will drive the #23 car.
First outings for the new Nissan team will be at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia between 13-16 December in preparation for Season 9 of Formula E. 17 races are spaced out throughout the year with the competition culminating in London at the end of 2023.
Shell and The Woolmark Company are two of Nissan’s principal sponsors for the upcoming season. Shell will take care of the drive fluids while Woolmark is innovating to use merino wool in racing suits, a first for the sport!
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Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Nissan News Global.