Formula E and the 11 teams that make up the category are dressed up to welcome season 9, in which the Gen3 vehicle that marks the new era will make its debut.
A few days ago, the electric single-seater series unveiled its new image, and now it is the Nissan team that announces a new “face” for 2023. The Japanese team presents striking colors of cherry blossoms.
Also known as Sakura, the team’s choice to incorporate this iconic flower in its ninth season livery is not only a nod to the squad’s Japanese DNA, but also symbolizes and celebrates a new beginning.
The upcoming campaign will mark the start of the much-anticipated Gen3 era, and will also be the first time Nissan competes in Formula E as a single team and under its new name.
The striking livery of the NISSAN e-4ORCE 04 stands out and commemorates a new era not only for the championship, but also for the team itself.
A New Era
“Electrification is at the heart of Nissan’s long-term vision, and Formula E plays an increasing role in it,” said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s Chief Operating Officer.
He noted that season 9 marks a new beginning for Nissan’s participation in the championship. It will be the fifth time they have competed in Formula E, but the first without mergers.
“We have a long history in racing and we also love to dare to do what others won’t do. Our new livery celebrates our Japanese heritage and I’m sure the design will stand out on the track like never before. I am very excited for the season to begin, and I am confident that we have everything we need to make the start of the Gen3 era was very successful for us at Nissan, “he stressed.
For his part, Tommaso Volpe, Nissan Formula E General Manager explained that they wanted to create something totally different and unique for this season to mark such an important moment in the tournament.
“The upcoming campaign is a big moment for the series, with the introduction of the Gen3 cars. But it is also key for us at Nissan, with the team operating under its new name as we take full ownership of all our operations,” he noted.
The Nissan Formula E team also has a new driver lineup for the upcoming season, combining experience and youth with Formula E race winner Norman Nato and 2022 Super Formula runner-up Sacha Fenestraz joining the team. Frenchman Nato will compete in the #17 car, while French-Argentinean Fenestraz will get behind the wheel of the #23 machine.