The new Formula team wants a title. For they launched an event held at the L’Atelier Renault on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. For it was attended by racing legend Alain.
The new Formula E team will be supported with logistical and technical assistance by top European squad Dams (Driot Associés Motor Sport). Based near Le Mans, Dams boasts almost 25 years experience with numerous team and driver titles to its name. For that’s including three International F3000 Championships, two A1GP titles. In addition, two Auto GP titles, two GP2 Asia titles and one team. Also, two GP2 drivers titles. The squad has also expanded into Formula Renault 3.5. For that’s where last weekend it claimed the team and drivers title in only its second season.
With four F1 titles (1985, 86, 1989, 1993), 51 GP victories and 108 podiums to his name, Alain Prost remains one of the sports most successful racing drivers with the Frenchman very much looking forward to being a part of the new zero emission series:
“I am very happy to be a part of the Formula E adventure. Being able to actively participate in the development of this new technology, which is 100% electric is extremely motivating. As we’ve seen in other championships, 2014 will see a move towards more sustainable racing, proving more than ever that motorsport is the benchmark for the future.”
“Getting involved with the FIA Formula E Championship was an obvious choice”, added Jean-Paul. “Being the race enthusiast that I am, I was immediately convinced by this new concept of using fully electric single-seater cars and believe it will shape the future of motorsport. The implementation of new technologies, in the heart of the most beautiful cities in the world and in front of a young audience, lays the path for a new form of motorsport, which is innovative and respectful to the environment. I am extremely proud to be a part of this new challenge.”
Source: FIA Formula E Championship, PARIS, FRANCE (24 October 2013)