VALENCIA, Spain – Nissan e.dams has finished a preseason contrast during Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain as it prepares for a deteriorate 5 entrance in a ABB FIA Formula E championship.
The group finished a final day’s contrast by regulating in soppy conditions for a initial time this morning. In total, Nissan e.dams finished 247 laps of all-important powertrain and appetite government growth during a Spanish circuit over a 3 days.
The Valencia exam was a initial time that all a Formula E teams have been on lane together contrast a new-for-season 5 “Gen 2” automobile that facilities a new battery, drivetrain, and aerodynamics.
2015-16 array champion and Formula E wins, poles and fastest path record hilt Sebastien Buemi was assimilated on lane currently by ex-Formula Renault 3.5 champion and F1 youth driver, Oliver Rowland aboard a No. 22 Nissan e.dams entry.
Nissan e.dams highlights of a week enclosed finishing on tip of a timesheet for a initial time in a Wednesday early afternoon event with Buemi during a wheel. The Swiss racer was also third fastest into a final Wednesday afternoon session.
Buemi’s Wednesday afternoon time put a Nissan e.dams package as a fourth fastest manufacturer altogether for a week in Valencia.
As a initial Japanese association to enter Formula E, Nissan has drawn on a lane record of offered some-more than 365,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles given introducing a indication in 2010. The association has used a knowledge building electric vehicles for a highway to rise a all-new powertrain for a Formula E competition car.
Nissan’s Formula E module will uncover a new “performance side” of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – a company’s prophesy for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
With contrast now complete, a Nissan e.dams group will continue with off-track growth with 57 days remaining until a initial competition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Dec 15.
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Sebastien Buemi – No. 23 Nissan e.dams driver
“This was a initial time for Nissan e.dams to see where we stood compared to a other teams. It was a pivotal week for a growth of a powertrain, and now we’re really most looking brazen to a initial race.
“The week was really critical for contrast a systems and creation certain all works correctly.
“It was essential to make certain we could pull a automobile to a limit.
“This morning was another new plea – a initial run in a “Gen 2” automobile in soppy conditions. Remarkably we’ve never had a soppy Formula E race, though it was critical to see how a automobile behaves when it’s raining.
“We’re now really most looking brazen to a competition entrance in Riyadh.”
Jean-Paul Driot – Nissan e.dams group principal
“These 3 days of contrast in Valencia showed we have a really rival championship ahead.
“A lot of opposite teams and drivers showed good potential, and Sebastien Buemi demonstrated once again that Nissan e.dams will still be a really clever contender.
“Our week exam in Valencia was uneasy with Alex Albon not driving.
We wish shortly to get over this emanate and be prepared to quarrel mid-December in Saudi Arabia.
Michael Carcamo – Nissan tellurian motorsports director
“It was a really special week for us as a initial Japanese manufacturer to join Formula E. To be here and exam with all a other teams and manufacturers was good and has done us even some-more vehement about a plea ahead.
“Our design here was never to follow a path time during this circuit; it was to learn how a automobile behaves in greeting to a specific situation. Here we have a really well-spoken aspect here compared to a travel circuit we’ll face in deteriorate five.
“Developing a powertrain and appetite government systems was so critical so we can strech a limit turn of opening from a volume of accessible appetite we have.
“Nissan has a prolonged story in EVs for a road, and Formula E is a good event for us to speak to a consumers around a universe about all Nissan is doing on a prolongation side with Nissan Intelligent Mobility and a subsequent generation, Nissan LEAF.”
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