Blue, white and red on Nissan in 2023! With the transition to Gen3 in Formula E, the Japanese team will be represented by two French drivers. Sacha Fenestraz, currently 2nd in the Super Formula championship in Japan, will compete in his first full season in the electric category. Norman Nato arrives from Jaguar, who has already participated in the 2021 season with Venturi, and will wear the colors of the Yokohama brand in 2023.
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Nissan will therefore completely change its lineup compared to 2022, which included Sébastien Buemi and Maximilian Günther. Tommaso Volpe, managing director of Nissan’s Formula E team, welcomed its 2023 line-up. “This is an important time for the team, as we enter the Gen3 era, and we are delighted to welcome Norman and Sacha on board. Season 9 will be our first competitive season as a team, following Nissan’s purchase of e.dams earlier this year and the start of with our collaboration with McLaren Racing. (…) Together with Norman and Sacha, we got two strong drivers to reach our goal. »
Shared joy for two new Nissan drivers
The two French drivers also expressed their happiness when they signed with the Japanese team. “I am very happy to be back as a full-time Formula E driver with Nissan,” said Norman Nato. The Gen3 era will be a new look for the championship, and I’m looking forward to getting ready to test and drive. »
For Sacha Fenestraz, after his exile in Japan, a new event is emerging. “It is a dream come true. It will be a big step forward in my career, gaining access to the world championship for the first time and competing at such a high level against the best riders in the world. It will be a different challenge for me, as it will be my first season in a fully electric car. (…) I am very grateful to Nissan for this opportunity. I can’t wait to start and I will make everything as good as possible. »
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