Les Invalides in the heart of Paris hosts the French round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship this coming Saturday 27th April, where NIO will be as determined as ever to finish the race in points-paying positions.
For NIO’s Tom Dillmann, of course, round eight of the season marks his home event and the driver from Mulhouse in France will be hoping for plenty of partisan support around the 14 corner, 1.93 kilometre street circuit.
Team-mate Oliver Turvey has two points finishes under his belt so far in Season 5, with a best result of eighth place at the Santiago E-Prix in Chile back in January, and the British racer is hungrier than ever to get back inside the top 10.
Qualifying, as always in Formula E, will be key and NIO is targeting performance in the grid-determining session as a real priority in order to give the best chance possible to score points with both cars in the ultra-popular Paris E-Prix.
Oliver Turvey, Race Driver, NIO Formula E Team:
“I am looking forward to racing in Paris, it’s amazing to race in the heart of this iconic city around Les Invalides. The track is narrow, bumpy and technically challenging so qualifying will be important as always. The team and I have been working hard in the simulator preparing for the event so I will be pushing hard to get back into the points.”
Tom Dillmann, Race Driver, NIO Formula E Team:
“The Paris E-Prix is my home race, so I am really looking forward to it. Racing around such an historic monument is always exciting and challenging. It is a proper street circuit and quite tricky. I made my debut in Formula E in Paris during Season 3 and scored points straight away, so my goal will be to achieve the same for NIO this weekend.”
Gérry Hughes, Team Principal, NIO Formula E Team:
“To race at such an iconic location as Les Invalides, in what is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is truly fabulous and whilst this is the fourth time that we will race around the narrow, bumpy street circuit, it is of course the first time that the Generation2 car will grace the Parisian streets.
Paris has, in the past, not been kind to us in terms of race results but in a season of challenges for the NIO Formula E Team we will continue to focus forwards and apply ourselves to what is likely to be another thrill-packed Formula E race event.”
Rd 8 Schedule, Saturday, 27th April: Paris E-Prix
(all times local)
07.30 – Free Practice 1
10.00 – Free Practice 2
11.45 – Qualifying Group 1
11.55 – Qualifying Group 2
12.05 – Qualifying Group 3
12.15 – Qualifying Group 4
12.30 – Superpole (Top 6)
16.03 – Race (45mins +1 lap)
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