Sports | 17 July 2018

Formula E: Renault passes the torch to Nissan

Formula E: Renault passes the torch to Nissan
Four years of success, innovation and emotion! In October 2017, Renault announced that it was withdrawing from the FIA Formula E Championship–the fully electric, single-seater competition–at the end of the fourth season.
by Eleonore BARREYRE

“After Season 4, we are going to concentrate our resources on our highly ambitious objectives in Formula 1 and we intend to continue to participate in electric motorsport through the Alliance with Nissan.” Thierry Koskas, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Groupe Renault.

Renault was the first constructor to become involved with Formula E and is ending its participation to concentrate on Formula 1, with the constructor having its own Formula 1 team since 2016. Renault’s ambitious target is to become World Champion again!

In Season 5, the constructor–recognizable by its diamond logo–is passing the torch to Nissan, a partner in the Alliance. Renault and Nissan will work together to ensure a smooth transition and capitalize on the expertise acquired by Renault’s commitment over the last four years.

Through the team Renault e.dams, jointly run by Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot, Renault stamped its mark on the Formula, becoming the most highly-performing constructor in the Formula E championship, winning the constructors’ title three times and the drivers’ title with Sébastien Buemi.

With 15 victories, 12 pole positions, and 25 podiums from 45 races, Renault has proven its expertise in electric engines and energy management. This expertise contributed to the development of the electric vehicles of the future and helped Renault to ensure its long-term position as both pioneer and leader in the European electric vehicle market.

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