Dan Ticktum Joins Oliver Turvey at NIO 333 for 2021-22 FIA Formula E World Championship Campaign
The NIO 333 Formula E Team returns for Season 8 of the FIA Formula E World Championship with British racing ace Dan Ticktum joining Oliver Turvey, in his eighth full season of all-electric racing, behind the wheel of the NIO 333 001 Gen2 race car. Adam Carroll will continue with the team in the position of Development and Reserve Driver.
Dan Ticktum joins 333 Racing from two successful seasons in the highly competitive FIA Formula 2 series. In his rookie season Dan claimed his first F2 victory at his home event at Silverstone and went on the achieve a further three podium finishes. With two race wins under his belt in 2021, and two rounds left to contest next month, Dan currently sits in fourth place in the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Drivers’ Standings with Carlin motorsport.
Dan Ticktum, driver #33 NIO 333 001
“I am very happy to be racing with the NIO 333 Formula E team. 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. 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.”
Since joining the Formula E series for the Season 1 finale in London, Oliver Turvey has become a consistent member of NIO 333 Formula E team line-up. Highlights with the team include his maiden pole at the Mexico E-Prix in Season 3, the same year he secured his place in eight consecutive Super Pole shoot-outs. In the 2017/18 all-electric racing competition, Oliver clinched Pole Position again in Mexico and was presented with his first FIA Formula E Championship trophy on the second step of the podium.
Oliver Turvey, driver #3 NIO 333 001
“I am delighted to be continuing with NIO 333 in Formula E, and to continue our journey together having been with the team since the first season. 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 will be making his NIO 333 Formula E Team public testing debut in Valencia. With Dan Ticktum flying out to the penultimate round of this year’s FIA Formula 2 on Tuesday evening, Adam will be taking to the track in the #33 NIO 333 001 on Thursday 2 December.
Adam Carroll – NIO 333 Formula E Team Development and Reserve Driver
“It’s great to be continuing with the team who have been working so hard since the last race in Berlin. The new facilities at Silverstone are very impressive and everything is going in a positive direction. Our focus has been building on the progress made in Season 7 and carrying that momentum on into the coming season. I’m really looking forward to kicking off Season 8 and driving the NIO 333 Formula E car at the test in Valencia next week.”
Vincent Wang, CEO NIO 333 Formula E Team
“Ahead of the 8th season of the FIA Formula E World Championship I am excited to see our new driver line up and invigorated team in our new base just outside the Silverstone Circuit. We have been working hard these past few months and are prepared to earn points and get back on to the podium.
Let’s warmly welcome Daniel Ticktum as our newest member of the NIO 333 Formula E family. His race results that impress me the most are the two victories in the Macau Grand Prix, one of the most famous races in the world. 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 on the Formula E racetrack.
There is no doubt that Oliver is an important member of the team. He has contributed many wonderful moments and Formula E fans have told me that Oliver has been tightly bound with the ‘soul of the team’. It is hoped that our two race drivers will work closely together to achieve breakthrough performances for the NIO 333 Formula E Team in the season ahead.”
Following next week’s official all-teams test at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, round 1 of the eighth season of the FIA Formula E World Championship will get underway in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, with a double-header event on 28th/29th January 2022.