Racing Against Climate Change

Formula E

The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric racing series. Formula E brings electrifying
street racing to some of the world’s leading cities, competing against the backdrop of iconic skylines
such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Rome.

Formula E is a competitive platform to test and develop road relevant technologies, acting as a catalyst
for sustainable mobility solutions - helping refine the design and functionality of electric vehicle components
and improving the driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world.  

Envision and Formula E

Dedicated to the mission ‘To Solve the Challenges for a Sustainable Future’, Envision is committed to creating a world of beautiful energy. 

Envision is a world-leading digital energy and smart wind turbine company which has developed EnOS™, the world's largest intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) operating system. Under the umbrella of Envision Group, there are Envision Energy, Envision Digital, Envision Ventures and other business units, with product lines covering EnOS™, intelligent wind turbines and wind farms, Apollo Photovoltaic, Smart Buildings, and Smart Energy Storage.

After 4 successful years the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship series is getting more and more popular and is enjoying constantly more support by mega city governments. Many premium car manufacturers are present in the Formula E World Championship series.

Season 5 of Formula E is widely regarded as a ‘watershed’ moment in the history of the all-electric race series. The ‘new era’ of Formula E brings with it a new generation of cars, technology, competition, teams, drivers, locations and public interest.
Since this season, Envision has become the owner of Envision Virgin Racing. Formula E is not about horsepower, but the power of computing, and Envision will support the team with AI, big data management, IoT and cloud computing to win the race against climate change.

New season New Car

“Electric vehicle is the key force driving the global energy revolution. Envision aims to lead innovation breakthroughs through intelligent technologies, accelerate the energy transition, and help win the race against climate change.”
 
-- Lei Zhang, CEO of Envision 

Our Drivers

Robin Frijns

Robin Frijns won titles in almost every series he competed in prior to entering Formula E. He cemented his racing credentials in Formula E by gaining a podium in just his second race, Putrajaya, continuing to gain accolades throughout season two and three. Continuing to impress outside of Formula E for the last couple of seasons, he returns to the sport with Envision Virgin Racing in Season 5, and took a podium in just the second race of this season.

Sam Bird

Briton Sam Bird has enjoyed a highly successful career spanning a variety of championships since his karting debut back in 2002. He joined Formula E and the team for the inaugural Formula E race in Beijing in 2014, going on to compete in every race to date since. Bird has proved that he is one of the most competitive out on track with excellent results and he is one of just two drivers to have recorded victories in every Formula E season.

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The Sponsors

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company now in its 20th year boasting more than 400 million users, as well as 270,000 corporate clients.

The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialised security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats.

Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe.

Kaspersky Lab is uniquely placed to protect Envision Virgin Racing’s technology and keep the team ahead of the competition. Working together, the two are at the forefront of developing cutting-edge technologies to keep the team’s cars, and its data, secured against cyber threats, both on and off the race track.

For more information visit www.kaspersky.com

Genpact is a global professional services firm that makes business transformation real.

The company drives digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for clients, guided by experience running thousands of processes for hundreds of Global Fortune 500 companies.

From New York to New Delhi and more than 20 countries in between, Genpact has the expertise to connect every dot, reimagine every process, and reinvent how companies work.

In a race where milliseconds separate the winners from the rest, Genpact and Envision Virgin Racing are enhancing the team’s data and insights to strengthen strategy and boost performance.

For more information visit: https://www.genpact.com/instinctive-racing

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel.

For more information, visit www.harley-davidson.com

Innovation has been at their core of Stanley Black & Decker for 175 years.

The organisation, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world’s leading provider of tools and storage, as well as the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the oil & gas and infrastructure industries.

Stanley Black & Decker is collaborating with the team’s engineers to help develop technologies that will shape the future of racing and transportation, in addition to the supply of the latest tools and equipment to ensure the team has the edge over the competition.

Well-known brands include: STANLEY, CRAFTSMAN, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, IRWIN, Lenox, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more.

For more information visit www.stanleyblackanddecker.com

From season five onwards, Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team will operate as an independent team and will utilise Audi Sport technology to power its race cars.

The multi-year agreement with the German manufacturer will see the team supplied with Audi’s latest all-electric single-seaters – the Audi e-tron FE05 – with the outfit having already proved their winning credentials winning the Formula E teams’ championship last season.

As well as a long and illustrious motorsport pedigree, Audi became the first German automobile manufacturer to race in Formula E, taking over ABT Sportsline’s slot on the grid in the 2017/2018 season. The Allgäu-based team has been successfully present in Formula E ever since the inception of the electric racing series and are taking care of the e-tron race cars as the fielding team.

The Audi e-tron FE05 has already undergone significant pre-season testing and is expected to be one of the most competitive packages on the grid.

For more information visit: www.audi.com/en/audisport/formula-e.html

Since its inception in 1963, Alpinestars is now the world-leading manufacturer of professional racing products, motorcycling airbag protection, high-performance apparel and technical footwear.

The Italian-formed company is involved across the highest-level motorsport championships including Formula 1, NASCAR, World Motocross, MotoGP and Formula E, and has led to the creation of the most advanced technical equipment for the world racing’s top athletes.

The company employs near 500 staff worldwide with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Northern Italy, Tokyo and Southeast Asia headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

For season five, Alpinestars will supply the race suits for the Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team.

For more information visit www.alpinestars.com

Erreà is an Italian company specialising in the manufacture of technical sportswear, and represents an international business operating in 80 countries around the world.

Founded in 1988, Erreà is a leading brand, recognised as being synonymous with quality, expertise and competence in the field of sports.

This combination of quality and service has led Erreà to become official technical sponsor of some of the most important and well-known Italian and international sports clubs, a highly reputable partner and a point of reference over time for professionalism and experience.

For more information visit www.errea.com

ChargePoint is the leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with charging solutions in every category EV drivers charge, at home, work, around town and on the road.

With more than 54,000 independently owned public and semi-public charging spots and thousands of customers (businesses, cities, agencies and service providers), ChargePoint is the only charging technology company on the market that designs, develops and manufactures hardware and software solutions across every use case.

Leading EV hardware makers and other partners rely on the ChargePoint network to make charging station details available in mobile apps, online and in navigation systems for popular EVs.

For more information visit https://www.chargepoint.com/en-gb/

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