Drayson Racing Technologies LLP (DRT) has today announced that it has signed an agreement with Formula E Holdings Limited (FEH) to act as Scientific Advisor to FEH, advising on all matters relating to the scientific positioning of the new FIA Formula E Championship. Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring specifically-designed zero-emission racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It also represents a sustainable vision for the future of the automotive industry over the coming decades.
As Scientific Advisor, DRT’s role will be to develop the championship’s science and technology policies, adhering to internationally-recognised standards, while working alongside the appropriate governmental and non-governmental agencies and the scientific community. DRT will develop such policies, commencing with the launch of the Championship’s Manifesto for Sustainability in the coming weeks.
Drayson Racing Technologies has already much experience with electric powertrains when building a 640 kW / 850 hp Le Mans racer.
Lord Paul Drayson, Managing Partner of DRT, said: “As a pioneer in electric motorsport, we believe that Formula E can become the world’s first truly sustainable global racing championship, encouraging R&D, driving scientific innovation and promoting the adoption of zero-emission electric vehicles to improve air quality in our cities. We are delighted to be working with the team at FEH to realise the full potential of this pivotal new project.”
Alejandro Agag, CEO of FEH said: “We are very pleased that Lord Drayson and his team are working with us as we prepare the organisation of the new championship. We are committed to delivering a zero carbon racing series that is both sustainable and exciting. Drayson Racing Technologies will provide the expertise to ensure our policies are based on sound scientific data and adhere to internationally-recognised standards.”