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March 22, 2024

Nissan Formula-E Team Heads Home For First-Ever Tokyo E-Prix

Nissan Formula E Team heads home for the first-ever Tokyo E-Prix next week, with the event on the streets of Tokyo taking place less than an hour away from the company’s global headquarters.

The event marks Round 5 of the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with the squad in strong form after Oliver Rowland’s excellent double overtake in the last corner of the last lap in Sao Paulo made it back-to-back podiums for the Brit. Sacha Fenestraz was unlucky to miss out on the points in Brazil but returns to familiar surroundings in Tokyo, having raced in Japan from 2019 to 2022.

Nissan Formula E Team will mark the occasion with several special activities and events. The outfit’s two Nissan e-4orce 04 cars will sport a one-off livery which will highlight its Japanese DNA more than ever before, while 3,000 Nissan employees, fans and guests will sit in eight Nissan-dedicated grandstands around the track. In addition, several Nissan cars will hit the track on race day in a 30-minute demonstration, with the Nissan Formula E Gen2 car, the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC prototype and the new Nissan Ariya Nismo all in action.

Formula E’s maiden race in Japan will take place at a 2.582-kilometre urban circuit surrounding the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, commonly known as Tokyo Big Sight. Featuring 18 turns, the track includes a tricky first sector with lots of slow corners followed by three notable straights, combining all the elements for an excellent and challenging race, with overtaking most likely at Turns 10, 15 and 17.

The action begins on Friday, March 29 with Free Practice. Qualifying gets underway on Saturday, March 30.

CarGuide.PH will be in Tokyo to cover the first-ever Tokyo e-Prix. Stay tuned for our coverage then.

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