New Livery Shown ahead of the Hong Kong ePrix
At the end of last season, we were treated to a surprise announcement from American based team Dragon Racing that they’ll be teaming up with the electric car manufacturer Faraday future (More can be seen here http://evperformance.co.uk/faraday-future-enter-formula-e/). Since then we know the team have been working relentlessly away to refine the car for season 3, we have also been teased about the new livery design, and now we finally see it!
With a rear pattern, it seems to have kept its Dragon like skin with a classy white, gold and black finish, we like the balance. It certainly has the feel of Faraday Futures FFZERO1 which wowed people in Long Beach during the Long Beach ePrix. Question is have they refined the car internally to fight for a championship? Head over to our exclusive interview with the drivers Loic Duval (http://evperformance.co.uk/formula-e-loic-duval-interview/) and Jerome D’Ambrosio (http://evperformance.co.uk/jerome-dambrosio-interview-need-not-dark-horse-championship-contenders/) to see what they think.
Marco Mattiacci, Global Chief Brand & Commercial Officer
“Unveiling our first livery is an incredible opportunity to showcase the energy that our team brings to Formula E,” said Marco Mattiacci, Global Chief Brand & Commercial Officer, Faraday Future. “As we look forward to the future, Formula E will prove to be an invaluable practice that will bolster Faraday Future Dragon Racing’s capabilities both on and off the race track.”
“With Faraday Future as our partner, this further positions Dragon Racing as a leader in Formula E,” said Jay Penske, Team Owner and Team Principal of Dragon Racing. “This livery is a representation of our joint vision and desire to innovate at every step of this alliance.”
Ding Lei, Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of SEE Plan, LeEco
“The strategic partnership with Faraday Future is a critical part of LeEco’s SEE plan,” said Ding Lei, Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of SEE Plan, LeEco. “LeEco gives its full support towards Faraday Future Dragon Racing, and believes in the future of Formula E, as it aligns LeEco’s vision for future eco-transportation. We look forward to working closely with Formula E in this new and exciting motorsport.”
In season four, FF will expand its relationship as a technical partner to begin supplying hardware to the team. In season five and beyond, Faraday Future Dragon Racing will implement various Faraday powertrain components, software, firmware and other hardware as the team sees fit. This could include Faraday Future motors, gearbox, and the FF Echelon Inverter.
We’re certainly looking forward to the on-going developments!
Dragon Racing’s season 2 car
The 2016/17 livery design let us know your thoughts: