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British racer Dan Ticktum will race for NIO 333 this season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship alongside longstanding NIO driver Oliver Turvey.
Dan Ticktum joins NIO 333 following two seasons in FIA Formula 2. Ticktum won his home event at Silverstone in his rookie season, securing three further podiums. He has added two race wins to his tally in the 2021 campaign so far, where he sits fourth in the standings.
"I am very happy to be racing with the NIO 333 Formula E team," said the 22-year-old. "It’s going to be quite a big challenge as I have not had long to prepare for the test next week, and Formula E is complicated, but it’ll be very exciting.
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"There are quite a few different tools you can use as a driver but it’s a totally different experience to Formula 2, so I’m really looking forward to it, both mentally and physically. I’ve had a great few days with the team at Silverstone this week and hopefully we can try to make some progress next season and get further up the grid.”
"The results that impress me the most are Daniel's two victories in the Macau Grand Prix, one of the most famous races in the world," adds the team's CEO Vincent Wang. "Though he has shouldered some difficulties during his career, I believe that his experience will pave the way to success. He is a young, bright new star who will shine in Formula E."
Oliver Turvey's been an ever-present for NIO 333 since joining Formula E at the final round of Season 1 in London. The Brit's highlights include his maiden pole position at the Mexico City E-Prix in Season 3 - the season in which he made Super Pole eight times in-a-row - and maiden silverware at the same location a season later. He scored three top 10 finishes in 2020/21 on the way to 23rd in the standings.
“I am delighted to continue our journey together having been with the team since the first season," said the 34-year-old. "It’s fantastic to have the whole team together at the new facility in Silverstone.
"Everyone has worked extremely hard, from management taking the steps to move the team forwards, the engineers on development testing, and the mechanics with the preparation of the cars.
"Although we know the standard in Formula E is very high, I feel we have taken some positive steps forwards and I can’t wait to get out on track in the official test next week in Valencia.”
Adam Carroll continues as the team's development and reserve driver, and will make his debut on-track in Formula E at next week's pre-season test.
Published on 25th November 2021
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