Squad looking to keep up pace and performance following promising Hyderabad E-Prix.
Nissan Formula E Team is set to tackle Round 5 of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this weekend, with the series travelling to South Africa for the country’s first ever E-Prix.
Both drivers showed very good pace last time out in Hyderabad, with Norman Nato scoring good points despite a puncture and Sacha Fenestraz fighting for the podium, giving the team belief heading into the second brand-new event of Season 9.
The 2.94-kilometre Cape Town Street Circuit flows through the city’s Waterfront and Green Point districts. It’s expected that the 12-turn track will be one of the fastest on the calendar, so there will be no room for error as the drivers dash down Mouille Point’s oceanfront Beach Road.
“This new venue in Cape Town will be very challenging and demanding for both the drivers and the cars,” said Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team. “From our work in the simulator we know it will be very fast, even faster than Hyderabad, so any mistake could have major consequences. In India we managed to put together an entire weekend very well, although we didn’t get the results we expected due some bad luck, especially with Sacha. So now the team has extra motivation to fight for points with both cars in South Africa.”
Qualifying in Cape Town begins at 11:40 SAST (UTC +2) with the race getting underway at 16:00 SAST on Saturday 25 February. Find out how to watch here.