Mouser Electronics, Inc. and the Dragon Racing Formula E Team are now heading into the fourth race of the FIA Formula E all-electric car racing series – this time in Argentina at the Buenos Aires ePrix. Mouser is sponsoring the Formula E team, along with its valued supplier partners Molex and Panasonic.
With three races behind them, the team is now in the hunt for the Formula E Championship. The Mouser-backed team is now ranked 3rd overall, moving up two positions following a stunning 3-4 finish on December 19 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Loic Duval, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013, finished 4th in Uruguay, just fractions of a second behind European Formula Master Champion Jerome D’Ambrosio.
With just weeks before the Buenos Aires ePrix, set for February 6, team preparations already are in high gear. As these veteran drivers speed toward victory, their cars Number 6 (Duval) and Number 7 (D’Ambrosio) are sporting prominent Mouser branding, along with branding from Mouser’s valued supplier partners, Molex and Panasonic.
Formula E is a new global racing series from Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world motor sports. Formula E features cars powered exclusively by electric energy and represents a vision for the future of the motor sports industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability.
“Like Mouser, Formula E is on the leading edge of new technologies,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President of Americas, Business Development for Mouser Electronics. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Dragon Racing and be supporting a high-tech sport that is paving the way for future automotive technologies. This kind of high-tech auto racing provides the perfect platform to raise awareness for Mouser and our industry-leading partners, Molex and Panasonic.”
After the Buenos Aires ePrix, six more races are planned for the 2015-2016 season. Next the team will travel to Mexico for the Mexico City ePrix on March 12. That will be followed by races in: Long Beach, California on April 2; Paris, France on April 23; Berlin, Germany on May 21; Moscow, Russia on June 4; and London, UK on July 2 and 3.
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