The Nissan Formula E team takes the podium at the first Misano E-Prix

The Nissan Formula E team takes the podium at the first Misano E-Prix

Nissan System E The team is doing everything possible to build on the strong results of the previous races. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship travels to the Misano Marco Simoncelli World Circuit for races 6 and 7 of Season 10.

Oliver Rowland performed well in Diriyah, São Paulo and the team’s home race in Tokyo, with two pole positions and three consecutive podium finishes. That’s why the team goes to the first Misano E-Prix with confidence.

Although the Italian circuit will certainly present a new challenge, the team has shown that it has good speed. Sacha Fenestraz also had good speed in Tokyo. During the race he climbed at least nine places and almost finished in the points.

The classic Misano circuit has been slightly modified for Formula E, especially in the first sector and with the addition of a chicane instead of a fast right corner on the second circuit. This has created a long circuit of 3.381 kilometers that challenges drivers and teams in a different way than other circuits. Often the high speed on the fourteen turn circuit provides many opportunities to pass and energy management will play a big role.

The weekend on the Adriatic coast also features the FP0 session, which gives young drivers the opportunity to get to know Formula E cars. Caio Collet, reserve driver and simulator for the Nissan Formula E Team, gets his first practical experience in the Nissan e- 4ORCE 04 during that FP0 period.

Track action begins with qualifying on Saturday and Sunday at 10.20am and the E-Prix will take place at 3pm.

Tommaso Volpe, executive director and head of the Nissan Formula E Team: “We have performed strongly in the last three races, especially Oli with three podium positions. We have scored many points and shown good speed. Our car has performed well on different margins. The speed is there, which gives us good hope for Misano, which presents a new challenge “We have to find a balance between speed and efficiency and that is never easy. In this championship it is difficult to be consistent, but we will find a way and continue with good results.”

Oliver Rowland, Nissan Formula E Team Driver: “This weekend presents a different kind of challenge than we have had so far this season, with three races and many podium finishes we exceeded our expectations. We have to maintain that momentum, especially in qualifying sessions, but we must look race by race and continue to focus on the work ahead of us for a variety of difficult, but important circuits if we want to stay ahead.”


Sacha Fenestraz, driver of the Nissan Formula E Team: “For me the beginning of the season was difficult. As a team we had a difficult time in the first two races, but to a large extent we have solved that and the pace is better. I made a mistake and because the field Formula E is close, it cost me some good opportunities but we are enjoying our current race pace. The Misano circuit looks interesting. We expect energy management to be a challenge and that will not make it easy this weekend.

Caio Collet, Nissan Formula E Team reserve and simulator driver: “I’m looking forward to FP0 and the rest of the weekend with the team. I’ve already done a lot of simulation work and I’m happy now to get into the real car. I’m curious to see how he drives compared to simulator It will be an important event for me and I hope I can help the team as well to start before Oli and Sacha take the FP1 track I am looking forward to this opportunity.”