Drayson Racing Technologies appointed Scientific Adviser to Formula E Championship

Lord Paul Drayson, Managing Partner of DRT

Lord Paul Drayson, Managing Partner of Drayson Racing Technologies

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.

Zero-emission racing cars

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.”

Drayson Racing Technologies LLP is a research & development business based in the heart of the UK’s world-leading motorsport industry at Kidlington, near Oxford. Lord Paul Drayson, a science entrepreneur and the UK Minister for Science and Innovation in the previous government, formed Drayson Racing Technologies to act as a racing laboratory to pioneer the development of green technologies in the challenging environment of motor sport. In July 2012, DRT set a new course record for electric vehicles at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with its B12/69EV all electric-powered racing car.

Formula E Holdings Limited has signed an agreement with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to be the exclusive promoter of the new Formula E Championship for 100% electric racing cars. FEH is based in Honk Kong and London.

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