YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Formula E Team is delighted to announce Caio Collet as its reserve and simulator driver for the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The Brazilian racer began his single-seater career in 2017 in the Formula 4 UAE Championship, where he claimed a win and six podiums. The next year, seven victories saw him crowned French Formula 4 champion. Two seasons in Formula Renault Eurocup followed, which included an overall second-place finish in 2020. His performance in the series earned him a place in FIA Formula 3, where he collected three wins and 11 podiums across a trio of seasons in the championship.
Collet is a former member of the prestigious Alpine Academy, and maintains contact with the program to this day. The 21-year-old has already joined up with the team on site, at last week’s season opening Mexico City E-Prix.
Tommaso Volpe, managing director and team principal, Nissan Formula E Team: “I’m delighted to welcome Caio to the team for 2024. The role of reserve and simulator driver is an extremely important one in several ways. His feedback from the simulator will have a significant impact on our in-season development, and therefore our performance throughout the year. Caio’s profile as a driver fits this role perfectly. He is a young talent with extensive single-seater experience, and his time with Alpine Academy showed us that he is capable of having a positive impact this season. He has shown promising signs already, quickly absorbing new information about key Formula E systems, including energy management. With the talent he has, I look forward to seeing him develop as he works with the team throughout the year.”
Caio Collet, reserve and simulator driver, Nissan Formula E Team: “I’m very happy to have the opportunity to work with Nissan this season. They are a team with strong credentials in Formula E, as well as being a globally respected brand. When I first jumped into the simulator, I was shocked by how different Formula E felt compared to other series, both in terms of the systems in use and the driving style required to maximize performance. It’s an exciting challenge and I am very grateful to Nissan Formula E Team for this chance. I believe the experience will make me a more complete driver, helping to grow my career. Oliver, Sacha, and the whole team have made me feel welcome and at home already, and I look forward to developing my relationship with them. Like all Formula E drivers, they are extremely competitive and professional, so I can learn a lot from working with them both. Now, my full focus is on performing to the best of my ability, and helping the team maximize results this year.”
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About Nissan in Formula E
Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series.
In Season 7 (2020/21), Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which will run from Season 9 (2022/23) through to the end of Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series.
In April 2022, Nissan acquired the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
In June 2022, Nissan announced it would supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to McLaren Racing for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era.
For Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Nissan Formula E drivers will be Oliver Rowland and Sacha Fenestraz.
Nissan races in Formula E to bring the excitement and fun of zero-emission electric vehicles to a global audience. As part of its goal to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050, Nissan intends to electrify every all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers.
About Formula E
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship became the first global sport to be certified with a net zero carbon footprint from inception back in 2020, having invested in certified climate-protecting projects in all race markets to offset emissions from every season of electric racing.
All cars in the championship are powered by electricity, with the series acting as a competitive platform to test and develop the latest in electric technology.
The World's greatest manufacturers race against each other on street circuits and Formula E promotes the adoption of sustainable mobility in city centers in a bid to combat air pollution and lessen the effects of climate change.
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