MEXICO CITY – Nissan e.dams is holding a Formula E plea to new heights – literally – after an considerable spin in Chile, where a group started on stick and led two-thirds of a race.
This weekend’s foe during Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is a tip on a ABB FIA Formula E Championship calendar, during 2.2 kilometers above sea level. The low atmosphere vigour and oxygen levels benefaction new hurdles for a team: The reduce a atmosphere pressure, a harder it is to cold a powertrain and battery of a team’s all-electric Formula E foe cars.
While this is Nissan’s initial Formula E season, a association already has a plain lane record with courtesy to electric cars in Mexico. The Nissan LEAF, a world’s best-selling electric vehicle, went on sale in a nation in 2014. Nissan recently launched a second era of a LEAF, that is a initial automobile in Mexico whose squeeze routine can be carried out wholly around digital platforms.
Fans during a Mexico City E-Prix will be means to see a Nissan LEAF adult tighten during Nissan’s arrangement in a fan eVillage during a circuit.
Nissan became a initial Japanese code to join Formula E during a start of deteriorate five, that is being contested over 13 races in 12 cities around a world. Nissan is regulating a all-electric racing array to denote a opening side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, a brand’s prophesy for changing how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
Nissan enters this weekend’s foe with a motorist Sebastien Buemi holding a best subordinate record in a championship after a initial 3 rounds. His stick position in Santiago, Chile, was a initial for Nissan in a entrance season.
Buemi and teammate Oliver Rowland will be looking to build on that opening this week during a compress Mexico City schedule, that facilities practice, subordinate and a foe all in one day and eliminates a Friday corruption session.
“We had well-developed gait in Santiago,” pronounced Michael Carcamo, Nissan’s tellurian motorsports director. “Now, a idea is to spin that gait into formula in Mexico City. We’re unequivocally assured that a clever finish is only around a corner.
“We were in a tip dual in a opening laps in a initial round. We were detrimental to be pushed far-reaching in a initial dilemma while regulating in a front container in Morocco. And then, we started from stick and led a infancy of a foe in Chile.
“The spin of foe in a championship is intense, though a undisguised gait has been unequivocally consistent. If we’re quick adequate for prolonged enough, a formula will come a way.”
Nissan e.dams finished some-more practical growth miles in credentials for this weekend, with both drivers contrast on a team’s simulator. Testing will continue Sunday in Mexico City, with an central array test.
“The atmosphere is skinny and a corners are parsimonious in Mexico City,” pronounced Jean-Paul Driot, Nissan e.dams group principal. “This will be a unequivocally opposite plea from Santiago, where we had copiousness of prolonged straights. We have 18 corners packaged into a small some-more than 2 kilometers, so there’s always copiousness of movement – though a idea will be to try to stay out of trouble.
“Strategy is also going to be unequivocally critical here, regulating a additional energy from a conflict mode activations. we wish a fans will support us again by voting for Sebastien and Oliver by #FANBOOST. Our idea will be to measure a clever finish on Saturday and afterwards continue a growth module on Sunday in testing.”
Buemi perceived additional energy in both of a past dual races around #FANBOOST. Fans can assistance their favorite motorist win an additional energy boost by tweeting or posting on Instagram regulating a hashtags #FANBOOST and #sebastienbuemi or #oliverrowland.
Saturday’s movement in Mexico City starts during 7:30 a.m., with a 45-minute (plus one lap) foe scheduled for 4:03 p.m.
“Mexico City is a special lane for us, since we use partial of a Formula 1 lane and partial of a stadium. It’s singular for Formula E in that regard.
“It’s a large plea to foe there, since we have a lot of corners packaged into a flattering parsimonious layout. The altitude of Mexico City provides additional challenges, since it can be utterly hot, and a atmosphere has reduction oxygen. This can have an outcome on cooling a battery and powertrain. However, we had a hottest-ever Formula E foe in Santiago, and a automobile was unequivocally strong, so we design this shouldn’t difficulty us a good deal.”
“We positively had a gait in Santiago, and a Nissan e.dams powertrain package has softened immensely from preseason testing. Now, it’s going to be about carrying a trouble-free day from use to subordinate to a whole race. I’m assured we’ll be unequivocally competitive.”
“I’m looking brazen to removing behind in a automobile for Mexico City. Although we didn’t get a outcome we wanted in Santiago, I’m starting to feel unequivocally gentle in a car, and we can’t wait to get behind out there.
“For me, to pierce brazen is about being means to put a finish day together. we didn’t utterly get a initial zone right in subordinate during a final round. Otherwise, we consider we could have been into Super Pole.
“Once a lights go out, I’ve felt unequivocally clever in a races and been means to pierce brazen fast and benefit some places. Nailing down that subordinate path is super important, and then, if we can pierce brazen from there, I’m going to be right in a mix.”
Mexico City E-Prix lane
Length: 2.093 km
Turns: 18 turns
Saturday, Feb. 16
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.: Practice 1
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Practice 2
11:45 a.m. – 12:21 p.m.: Qualifying
12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Super Pole
16:03 p.m.: Race (45 min + 1 lap)
Sunday, Feb. 17
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Test Session 1
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Test Session 2
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