Racing against Climate Change
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully- electric racing series. Formula E brings electri-
fying street racing to some of the world’s leading cities, competing against the backdrop of iconic sky-
lines 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 compo-
nents and improving the driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world.
Envision and Formula E
With its unique infrastructure for sustainable wind and solar energy, smart energy operating system EnOSTM, battery development and pro-
duction, battery charging, energy storage and excellent design competence, Envision is well known in the global energy community. The
company is intending to increase its awareness and expand its image towards an extended international community .
As a new, unique format and with the 4th season successfully finished, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is getting more and more popular and getting more and more support by the mega city governments. Auto manufacturers like AUDI, MB, BMW, Porsche are already or will be present in the 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, competition, manufacturers, teams, drivers, circuits and interest.
Envision has become the majority team owner of Virgin Racing since Season 5. And it is an important step for Envision to start positioning the Group towards media and public.
Sustainable energy and smart mobility means a perfect match to Envision and Formula E. And with the unique infrastructure mentioned above, Envision and Formula E series are informing and inspiring around not only Evs, but of the entire energy ecosystem.
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“The electrification of the transportation system means that the future of the energy and mobility sectors are intertwined. Electric vehicles,
once integrated in the wider energy ecosystem, will be instrumental to enable the renewable energy transition. Envision and Virgin Racing
share an ambition to accelerate the energy transition, where everyone has access to clean, secure and affordable energy, with this invest-
ment we will work with the Virgin Racing Team to create the future of clean e-mobility.”
-- Lei Zhang, Founder and CEO of Envision
Frijns, 27, raced in seasons two and three of the all-electric championship, securing a podium in his second ever race. Like Sam, the Dutchman brings with him a long and successful motorsport pedigree, including winning the Formula Renault 2.0 and 3.5 titles in his debut season, as well as racing in DTM with Audi Sport,winning in GP2 and testing for both the Sauber and Caterham F1 teams. For this season, Bird will continue to race under his usual number #2 banner, with Frijns opting for number #4.
Sam Bird, 31, remains part of the team for a fifth consecutive season, having competed in all 45 Formula E races to date. He is one of only two drivers to have won in every season of Formula E, notching up an impressive seven wins and 15 podiums, completing his best season so far with third place overall earlier this year.
We have had a successful fourth season with the team coming third overall in the championship, our best ever result. We intend to continue
working and partnering with the world's leading companies, using the platform of Formula E as a showcase for pioneering technologies
from around the world, and will be aiming for even greater success in Season Five.
— Sylvain Filippi
Managing Director & CTO Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team
Boasting more than 75 years in the industry, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a leading global provider of cutting-edge technology solutions businesses need to optimise their IT.
As Envision Virgin Racing’s Official Partner, HPE delivers state of the art and disruptive Information Technology both on and off track to help give the team the very best support.
This unique partnership provides the team with real-time solutions that enable us to gain every advantage we can in the highly competitive world of Formula E.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Errea Sport is an Italian company specialised in the manufacture of technical sportswear, and an international business active in 80 different countries.
Founded in 1988, Erreà is a leading brand, universally recognised as being synonymous with quality, expertise and competence in sports. For Season 5, Errea will supply the team kit and merchandise for the Envision Virgin Racing Team.