Formula E: Dan Ticktum & Sergio Sette Camara re-sign with Nio 333 for 2024 season
The number of available cockpits for the 2024 Formula E World Championship is getting smaller: Nio 333 announced on Friday that it had extended the contracts with drivers Dan Ticktum and Sergio Sette Camara. This means that six of the eleven teams have already officially confirmed their driver pairings for the tenth season.
The team's decision to continue with both drivers had previously been expected. Sergio Sette Camara scored the team's best result of 2023 in Hyderabad with a fifth-place finish, while teammate Dan Ticktum finished sixth twice. The Briton also provided the team's first lead laps in more than five years at the Berlin E-Prix.
"It's a pleasure to be working with Dan and Sérgio again for Season 10," said Russell O'Hagan, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Team Principal of Nio 333. "Their talents and commitment to the team are critical factors in our continued progress. Furthermore, their collaborative approach and dedication to overall progress are clear assets as we pursue our ambitious goals."
Ticktum: "It will be a challenging season for us"
"I'm going into my third year with the team," said Dan Ticktum. "Season 9 was a lot better than Season 8 for us, and we have done pretty well with the package that we have. At the start of Gen3 I think the pace of our car has been very strong, so hopefully we can build on that this year, maybe with some alternative strategies and optimising our package even more we can achieve some more points in Season 10."
"I think it's going to be challenging season for us," the Briton continued. "The regulations don't allow us to change much, however I'm looking forward to being on the Formula E grid again with NIO 333 Racing and going to some cool new venues. I think Tokyo is going to be a highlight for me, and I can't wait to get back racing!"
Sette Camara: "Built strong bonds in first year"
"The highlight of Season 9 was undoubtedly our performance in India, where we seczred our best race result," describes Sergio Sette Camara. "That moment stands as my favourite from the season, showcasing the potential we have as a team. In the off-season, I took the opportunity to recharge at home in Brazil before jumping right back into preparations for the upcoming season. Just a month after the finale, we were back here, putting in the work and gearing up for what lies ahead."
"As we approach Season 10, I am filled with anticipation and excitement. Having spent a year with the NIO 333 Racing team, I have forged strong bonds with everyone and feel a sense of continuity and momentum as we carry forward the lessons and experiences from Season 9. I am eager to build on what we have achieved and look forward to hitting the tracks with renewed energy and determination."
The journey continues.... ?? We're pleased to confirm Dan Ticktum and Sérgio Sette Câmara are staying with us for @FIAFormulaE Season 10. Let's do it! ?⚡️?#NIO333FE #FormulaE #Motorsport #Racing #DanTicktum #SergioSetteCamara #Teammate #TeamSpirit #Teamwork pic.twitter.com/O414iPzeGF- NIO 333 Formula E Team (@NIO333FormulaE) September 22, 2023
With 42 points, Nio 333 finished ninth in the teams' standings last season, ahead of Mahindra Racing and ABT Cupra. The team was only able to overtake the Indian squad in the last race of the season in London. It was the most successful yeara for the team since the Gen1 era. In the entire Gen2 era (2018 to 2022), the team had only scored a total of 32 points.
Overview: Formula E transfers & rumours for the 2024 season
|team||Driver 1||Driver 2|
|ABT Cupra||Nico Müller||tbd|
|Avalanche Andretti||Jake Dennis||Norman Nato|
|DS Penske||Jean-Eric Vergne||Stoffel Vandoorne|
|Envision Racing||Sebastien Buemi||Robin Frijns|
|Jaguar TCS Racing||Mitch Evans||Nick Cassidy|
|Mahindra Racing||Lucas di Grassi||tbd|
|Maserati MSG Racing||Edo Mortara||Max Günther|
|Neom McLaren||Jake Hughes||Sam Bird|
|Nio 333||Dan Ticktum||Sergio Sette Camara|
|Nissan||Sacha Fenestraz||Oliver Rowland|
|TAG Heuer Porsche||Pascal Wehrlein||Antonio Felix da Costa|
bold = officially confirmed