TOKYO – British racer Oliver Rowland will join Sebastien Buemi as a motorist for a Nissan e.dams Formula E group debuting in deteriorate 5 of a all-electric travel racing championship.
The lineup was announced during an central group launch during Nissan Crossing in Tokyo, hold on a eve of a 21st annual NISMO Festival during Japan’s Fuji International Speedway. The launch eventuality also featured a entrance of a all-new, racing-inspired Nissan LEAF NISMO RC.
The Nissan Formula E automobile and a LEAF NISMO RC will both be on a lane this weekend during NISMO Festival, Nissan’s annual fan appreciation event. The demonstrations of a dual all-electric vehicles will uncover fans a opening side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, a company’s prophesy for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
“Formula E and a NISMO Festival are good opportunities to uncover racing fans and business a energy and opening of a electric cars,” pronounced Roel de Vries, Nissan’s tellurian conduct of code and marketing, who announced a Formula E group lineup. “This gifted group will move a fad of Nissan Intelligent Mobility to life.”
Mitsunori Takaboshi was announced as a team’s exam and haven driver. Former Nissan GT Academy leader Jann Mardenborough will be a team’s central simulator driver.
Experienced motorist lineup
Buemi, 30, spent a past 4 seasons as a motorist with e.dams, Nissan’s Formula E racing partner. His past accomplishments embody holding a 2015/2016 driver’s championship and environment array annals including many wins, many stick positions, many fastest laps, many uninterrupted wins, many wins in a season, many uninterrupted indicate scoring finishes, many laps led and many races led.
“The launch in Japan signifies a large milestone, with Nissan fasten Formula E,” Buemi said. “We’ve been operative really tough as Nissan e.dams for half a year now, and we wish all this tough work from a group and from Nissan will compensate off.”
Rowland, 26, gathering for a group during a new preseason Formula E exam in Valencia, Spain. Rowland replaces a formerly announced motorist Alex Albon, who has been expelled from his agreement to take adult a opposite event in motorsports.
“The Formula E championship facilities some of a best drivers in a world, and it’s an respect to be comparison by Nissan e.dams to paint them in deteriorate five,” Rowland said. “To be means to work alongside Sebastien is also an implausible opportunity. I’m looking brazen to severe myself opposite a best of a best in Formula E.”
Takaboshi, 25, tested a deteriorate 4 Formula E automobile for e.dams in Marrakesh, Morocco, in Jan and will expostulate a Formula E automobile during a NISMO Festival this weekend. He’s now a GT-R commander in a Super GT championship in Japan. He won a 2017 Japanese Formula 3 championship and also competed for Nissan in Europe, in a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in 2016.
“To get a event to expostulate a automobile on Sunday during a NISMO Festival is a extensive honor,” Takaboshi said. “I can’t wait to uncover Japanese fans what Formula E is all about.”
Mardenborough, 27, will supplement a simulator motorist duties to his Super GT efforts for Nissan. He won Nissan’s “gamer-to-racer” foe in 2011 and only finished a third full-time competition deteriorate in Japan.
“With Formula E events featuring practice, subordinate and a competition all in one day, doing your task with collection like a simulator is utterly important,” he said. “I’m looking brazen to assisting a group in this role.”
Buemi and Rowland will make their Nissan competition debuts on Dec. 15, in a initial turn of a deteriorate 5 championship, in Saudi Arabia.
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