Viessmann sponsoring the Formula E
Next Generation Racing: Viessmann with Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team in pole position for efficient energy use.
20 ten-team riders in all-electric racing cars compete on courses in 10 cities around the world. The ABB FIA Formula E ⎯ the most innovative motorsport series in the world ⎯ is a race for the best energy management and the most efficient use of existing resources.
Cooperation for energy efficiency and sustainable technologies
"The world is changing, we are leaving the oil age behind and entering the era of electrification. The Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team is the ideal partner to contribute to the vision of 'Zero Emissions' as well as our shared commitment to Innovative Technologies and Sustainability.“ (Max Viessmann)
With new technologies, such as the connection of electricity and heat, digital services and holistic solutions for a pleasant room climate, Viessmann wants to design and preserve living spaces for future generations. In many ways, this also applies to Formula E, which among other things functions as a test laboratory for the mobility of the future. That's why Viessmann has been an official partner of the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team starting in the 2017/2018 racing season. The common goal is to make renewable energies accessible and tangible, to drive real change and to make sustainable technological innovations accessible to everyone.
With Jaguar, Viessmann has teamed up with a world-renowned premium brand, which represents equally high standards of excellence. The carmaker was the first to fully commit to Formula E and electrification. From 2020, all Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrically powered. With this re-entry into the racing business after twelve years in Formula E, Jaguar has set a real mark for innovation. Together, Viessmann and Jaguar want to play a pioneering role in efficient energy management.
The Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team
Nelson Piquet Jr.
Neslon Piquet Jr. is the son of Formula 1 legend and 3-time world champion Nelson Piquet. From the first Formula E season 2014, Piquet Jr. emerged as a champion. With his experience as a regular driver in the previous three seasons, he brings valuable knowledge to the team.
In the past Formula E season Mitch Evans drove most of the points for his team. The youngster is considered one of the great talents in international motorsport. The New Zealander is also being hyped up as one of the upcoming stars and faces of the all-electric racing series.
As a test driver and replacement driver in the Formula E team, Ho-Pin Tung supports the two drivers with help and advice. He is also an important contact person for the team in the pit in terms of strategy and detailed knowledge. The former Formula 1 test driver achieved great success in Formula 3, the GP2 and also the LeMans series.
A new generation of racing
The facts: With a weight of 1,940 lbs. and a maximum power of 200 kW (about 270 HP), Formula E race cars accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds and have a top speed of 140 MPH set by the FIA.
How a Formula E car works
The Formula E heralds a new generation of racing with its innovative drive and an extraordinary concept: All teams start with the same conditions. According to regulations, all use the same vehicle, the same tires and the same battery.
A race day for the whole family
Formula E racing is family-friendly entertainment with an eye and ear to the future - no unpleasant exhaust fumes or deafening noise - progressive technology combined with precision engineering and world class racing. At each racing event, the trackside “E-Village” offers exhibitions of electric and hybrid vehicles, racing simulators with the opportunity to virtually compete against the drivers and an autograph session with Formula E drivers.