333 Racing has confirmed its intention to remain in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship when it moves into the Gen3 era in season nine.
The NIO 333 FE Team will continue to be on the grid when the series introduces its more powerful and lighter cars that will charge faster and bring more performance, all whilst keeping the costs low.
As the Chief Executive Officer of the only Chinese team on the Formula E grid, Vincent Wang has welcomed the evolution of the championship, and he says he is proud for 333 Racing to be a part of a series at the forefront of sustainable development.
“We have experienced the development of Formula E since its inception and now, as it blossoms into an FIA World Championship, we welcome the evolution in to its third generation,” said Wang.
“We joined many meetings with the FIA and Formula E regarding the Gen3 technical roadmap when we joined the Formula E family as 333 Racing last year.
“We are delighted to join the list of manufacturers that will continue in the series and we expect to see further change as the Formula E develops; metabolism is the objective law of development.
“Formula E is still the best new-energy racing series featuring sustainable development, worldwide influence and is at the forefront of electric mobility technology innovation – we at NIO 333 Formula E Team are extremely proud to continue to be part of it.”
Jamie Reigle, the Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, says 333 Racing’s commitment to the championship is ‘fantastic news’, and he cannot wait to work alongside the team heading into the Gen3 era.
“333 Racing Team confirming their intention to compete in the Gen3 era is fantastic news and further evidence of Formula E’s unique position as a global sport, technology proving ground and marketing platform,” said Reigle.
“The team has made a strategic decision to build their own powertrain and control their competitive destiny. We look forward to working with the NIO 333 Formula E Team to develop the next phase of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
“As a Chinese owned and operated team, 333 Racing will further our ambition of accelerating a shift to electric mobility in China and beyond.”