Formula E team plans new look for Virgin Racing Sports for 5th Formula E season
Founding Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing have completed their final preparations a week before official Formula E pre-season testing at Spain’s modified 3.09km Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The new livery and new driver lineup were unveiled at its Silverstone headquarters.
The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E team are currently in testing with their new purple, silver and red color scheme. Envision Virgin Racing Managing Director Sylvain Filippi said: “We had a hugely successful launch event last week and now, after all of the hard work over the summer, we are ready to release our new Gen2 cars. to the test. As an independent team we are limited to private practice so we have a busy schedule to complete, but we are confident that the team and the riders can get up to speed quickly. Obviously there is always some caution with the results you get from testing as this circuit is not necessarily representative of the tracks Formula E normally races on, but the data we get will be very beneficial looking ahead. of the opening race in Ad Diriyah.
Chairman of the Board, Franz Jung, said: “Envision Group is on a mission to solve the sustainability challenge for the future, this is a common goal shared with Formula E. We were very impressed with team engagement at the kickoff event at the team base at Silverstone, we’re now excited to see the same in pre-season testing.
Formula E driver since day one and a great driver to talk to is Sam Bird who said: “I am delighted to see how Audi Sports technology compares to other cars throughout practice. From the limited runs we’ve done so far, it looks like a solid set so I’m looking forward to driving it. Season five is an exciting time for the sport, and with no car changes the focus is even more on track performance. “
Robin Frijns added: “It’s great to be back in Formula E with the Envision Virgin Racing team. We have worked hard as a team throughout the summer and are now ready to see what we can accomplish. The car itself is fun to drive and I can’t wait to work on the various tuning and strategy programs we have to make sure we’re in the best shape possible.
The three days of collective testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia started today, October 16 and will last until the 19th. Each test day is divided into two sessions – in the morning and in the afternoon. The seasons are open to the public Tuesday, today, and Friday 19. You can go to the site and register here to attend on Friday.
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