The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and Sao Paulo Mayor’s Office as of late welcomed Brazilian racing drivers, town officers, Formula E executives and a brand new name sponsor to a release match for the 2023 Julius Baer Sao Paulo E-Prix.
Tens of hundreds of Brazilians – probably the most maximum passionate motorsport enthusiasts round – are set to wait the race on 25 March subsequent yr on the Sambadrome in the house of the Sao Paulo carnival on the collection’ first talk over with to the South American county.
Two Brazilian drivers in the realm’s first all-electric racing collection, Lucas di Grassi (Mahindra Racing) and Sergio Sette Câmara (NIO 333) had been in Sao Paulo along Mayor Ricardo Nunes, Gustavo Pires from Sao Paulo Turismo and Alberto Longo, Formula E Co-Founder and Chief Championship Officer, to fulfill enthusiasts and welcome a brand new name sponsor for the race.
Julius Baer, a valued long-term international spouse of Formula E, used to be introduced as of late on the release match because the respectable name sponsor of the 2023 Julius Baer Sao Paulo E-Prix.
Lucas di Grassi’s taking a look ahead to racing on house soil
Carnival-like race day set for the Sambadrome
Spectators on the race will experience a complete day of leisure for the entire circle of relatives, together with reside performances prior to and after the race, native gastronomic choices and the chance to fulfill the Formula E drivers. All grandstands shall be in the guts of the motion because the race will get underway on the Sambadrome.
Twenty-two drivers from 11 groups will race on an exhilarating new observe structure on the Sambadrome designed to inspire high-speed motion however with minimal affect on daily visitors brought about via building.
The race will happen only a month after the world-famous Sao Paulo carnival is held on the Sambadrome and can see some of the biggest out of doors venues in town revitalised to host Formula E.
“We cannot wait to race in the vibrant city of Sao Paulo, thanks to the help and vision of the Sao Paulo City Council,” said Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and Chief Championship Officer of Formula E. “Together we will bring an electric carnival of motorsport to Sao Paulo where we will showcase the pinnacle of electric racing and innovation – our Gen3 car – around the local streets and infamous Sambadrome venue for the passionate Brazilian fans.”
Brazilian Sergio Sette Camara is in for Gen3, with NIO 333
“Racing in one of the most populous cities in the world with such a rich and dedicated motorsport culture will highlight how Sao Paulo is embracing change through encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles to benefit peoples’ health and the environment.”
“The city of Sao Paulo hosts thousands of cultural, sporting and business events every year and having Formula E on our calendar is a source of pride and celebration,” says Ricardo Nunes, Mayor of Sao Paulo. “A race with exclusively electric vehicles also meets our Goals Program, which has the Sustainable Development Goals as a design and execution premise in each of its 77 points.”
Beatriz Sanchez, Region Head Americas and Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd, stated: “Eight years ago, Julius Baer recognised the potential of Formula E and decided to invest in the development of the racing series.
“Together, we have built Formula E into one of the most important motorsport series in the world and a successful test bed for innovations advancing the future of mobility. We firmly believe that here in Brazil perhaps more so than anywhere else – in a country whose flair for racing and motorsports is legendary – the racing series and its messages will generate great attention.”
Lucas di Grassi, Driver, Mahindra Racing, said: “I can’t wait to race in Sao Paulo in March, thanks for Formula E and Sao Paulo City Council for making this vision come to life. The Sambadrome is going to be incredible as fans will be able to cheer from the starting grid, there’s no better feeling than racing at home. I am the most successful driver in Formula E with over 1000 points but those I’ll make here will be the sweetest!’
Sergio Sette Camara, Driver, NIO 333 Formula E Team, said: “Season 9 will definitely be one to watch out for. I’ll be racing with NIO 333 as we enter a new generation of cars – the Gen3. Racing in Sao Paulo makes this season even more special. There is nothing like racing at home with your fans cheering you on. It’s going to be incredible!”
Giovanni Guerra, Conferacao Brasilera de Automobilismo, stated: “It is with great joy that the Brazilian Automobile Confederation welcomes the arrival of Formula E in Brazil and thanks Mayor Ricardo Nunes, Alberto Longo, Formula E, and their respective teams for this great effort. We are honored and committed to collaborating to make Formula E in Sao Paulo a success and to establish itself as one of the main and enduring events of the category. CBA’s technical, sports and circuit teams, made up of professionals of the highest competence, are ready to help make that dream a reality, with the grace of God”.