Mouser Electronics has announced that expectations are soaring for Formula-E Driver Nelson Piquet Jr. as he and his team head to London after a commanding victory at the Moscow ePrix.
The Mouser-sponsored Piquet drives the all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E, which can go 0–60 in three seconds and has a top speed of 150 mph. Piquet heads to the season-ending London ePrix double-header June 27th–28th with two first-place finishes and a commanding lead in the driver championship standings. The popular driver is now ranked No. 1 among the Formula-E series drivers with 128 points and a comfortable 17-point lead over No. 2 Lucas di Grassi. Piquet races for the Mouser-sponsored China Racing Formula-E Team, which is now ranked third overall as they prepare for the upcoming races in London.
A new 15 turn, 3-kilometer circuit has been built through Battersea Park in south London. The track is next to the River Thames, just across from Chelsea and with some of the most famous features of London's skyline in the background. “We are amped up. The feeling around here is positively electric,” said Todd McAtee, Mouser vice president for business development, Americas. “With Piquet behind the wheel, we have high hopes for a historic World Championship Victory – a superb finish to an exhilarating inaugural Formula-E electric car race season. In tandem with our supplier partners, we are thrilled to support this high-tech sport that is paving the way for future automotive technologies.”
Mouser is sponsoring the China Racing Formula-E Team this year in partnership with its valued partners Molex and Vishay Intertechnology. Since every advanced, sophisticated component that goes into a race car is all about precision and gaining a performance edge out on the track, auto racing is the perfect vehicle to build top-of-mind awareness for Mouser and its industry-leading manufacturer partners,
Formula E is a new FIA global racing series featuring cars powered exclusively by electricity. It represents a vision for the future of the motor sports industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for research and development around the electric vehicle. Fans can vote on FanBoost for Piquet (or their favorite drivers). The three drivers with the most votes win FanBoost. The live leaderboard shows how each driver is performing and updates every time a new vote is cast. Racing fans can learn more about FanBoost at http://www.mouser.com/formula-e.
At the recent Moscow ePrix, Piquet quickly took the lead from the second he left the grid. He broke away and led the race by as much as five seconds with 15 laps remaining, before managing his energy to eventually win by two seconds. He also took the top prize in California at the Long Beach ePrix in April after back-to-back podium finishes in Uruguay and Argentina. To watch a YouTube video from the race in Moscow, click here.