The 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship concluded in an eventful final Berlin E-Prix race filled with all the drama and incidents that the all-electric street racing series has become renown for today.
It has been an extraordinary and difficult year for everyone around the world, and for Formula E and the FIA to host a 15-round global series during a pandemic has been no mean feat.
333 Racing, owners, and management of the NIO 333 Formula E Team would like to thank our Partners for their ongoing support – NIO, ACRONIS, Li Sheng Racing, Gusto Technik, Integral Powertrain, One All Sports and Alpine Stars.
The NIO 333 Formula E Team achieved 19 points in the 2021 FIA Formula E World Championship – showing steady progression and growth in a trajectory we hope will continue in an upward direction.
Tom Blomqvist, NIO 333 FE 001 #88
Qualifying Group 4 - Race Grid Position: P5 Round 15 Race Result: P10
“I think it was a really good day in general for the team. We had a Qualifying that exceeded expectations; it was a good lap and starting 5th was more than we could have hoped for! We knew that the race would be challenging, always looking in my mirrors, but it was clean, we managed to stay out of trouble and use the Attack Mode at the right time. I did drop out of the points, but thankfully for me it all kicked off in front of me on the last lap and I was able to nick position back so that was really nice. It was a good way for the team to end the weekend, so thanks to all the girls and boys in the team who have worked so hard all season.”
Oliver Turvey, NIO 333 FE 001 #8
Qualifying Group 4 - Race Grid Position: P20 Round 15 Race Result: provisional P19
“We tried to find a good feeling in practice and my lap in Qualifying was one of my better laps of today, even though it was so close in the qualifying session, I was only two tenths away from Superpole. It was frustrating not to be further up for the start, but I think we had a better race than yesterday. The things we learnt from yesterday helped and I felt stronger in the race and had good race pace. I was able to fight the cars around me, but unfortunately the pace just wasn’t quite enough to move forward. As a team we made progress this weekend and have made positive steps all year – scoring points in some races – and I would like to thank everyone I the team for their hard work this season.”
Russell O’Hagan, Operations Director, NIO 333 FE Team
“Today was Formula E at its best! Not only was there some great racing, but most importantly it was a very rewarding day for the team. A fantastic effort by Tom in Qualifying put him right at the sharp end for the race and he and the team delivered a faultless performance to come home in 10th place. Oliver also showed strong pace and consistency today confirming our improved approach to the second phase of the weekend. I am proud of what the whole team delivered today, and it’s great to head into the off season on the back of a strong result to build on.
As a team we would like to thank Formula E and the FIA for all their hard work in delivering such a full season of events in difficult conditions. We would also like to congratulate Nyck de Vries and Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team on the Driver and Team championships. They have shown a lot of resilience through the year and go home deserving winners.”
Vincent Wang, CEO, NIO 333 FE Team
“It's been a tough but good season and we've made some progress. Obviously, we still have a lot of room for improvement, but as a relatively new team in the FIA Formula E World Championship we are confident that we are heading in the right direction. Thank you to the fans for their support and attention, to all our NIO 333 Formula E Team members for their hard work and to our sponsors.
We have a lot of work to do in the off-season - to improve for Season 8 as well as work on Gen3 for Season 9, but I expect a podium to come our way in the near future!”
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