Formula E: Nissan expands engineering team
After the takeover of the e.dams team, Japanese manufacturer Nissan is investing in Formula E-experienced employees:inside: As the colleagues of 'The Race' report, Cristina Manas Fernandez and Theophile Gouzin join the team. Both will work in the future at the team headquarters in Viry-Chatillon, south of Paris.
Manas Fernandez was responsible for Mitch Evans' car for four seasons as a performance engineer at Jaguar. Gouzin, on the other hand, was technical director at Spark Racing Technology, where he was responsible for the development of the electric racing series' Gen1 and Gen2 cars, among other things.
"We know there are some areas where we wanted to strengthen the team," described Nissan motorsport chief Tommaso Volpe. "We have lost some important talent in the past and we are determined to rebuild the team as strong as possible. He (Gouzin) will go to the races and act as head of the track engineering team." Manas Fernandez, on the other hand, is to become head of the racing team's performance department.
Nissan is only ninth in the standings after five of 16 races this season with 18 points - one point behind Nio 333. The best result for the Japanese manufacturer so far was achieved by Norman Nato with a seventh-place finish in Hyderabad, while Sacha Fenestraz also scored pole position in Cape Town.