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Season five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship sees the introduction of the all-new Gen2 car. With almost double the energy storage capacity and double the range of the first car, the next evolution of Formula E will be full of on-track action, as the mid-race car swaps become a thing of the past. Wrapped in our now iconic purple, silver and red livery, Envision Virgin Racing will be aiming to continue its winning ways utilising two of Audi Sport’s e-tron FE05 cars as part of a new technology agreement. Once again, drivers will compete on tight and twisty street circuits located in cities all around the world, reaching speeds of up to 280kph (174mph) – and all whilst emitting zero emissions.
Robin Frijns won titles in almost every series he competed in prior to entering Formula E. He cemented his racing credentials in Formula E by gaining a podium in just his second race, Putrajaya, continuing to gain accolades throughout season one and two. Continuing to impress outside of Formula E for the last couple of seasons, he returns to the sport with Envision Virgin Racing in Season 5, and is ready to take on the challenge of the all-electric Gen2 car.
Briton Sam Bird has enjoyed a highly successful career spanning a variety of championships since his karting debut back in 2002. He joined Formula E and the team for the inaugural Formula E race in Beijing in 2014, going on to compete in every race to date since. Achieving 15 podiums and seven wins in his 45 race starts, Bird has proved that he is one of the most competitive out on the track and one of just two drivers to have recorded victories in every Formula E season.
The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team exists to Accelerate Change Towards A Better Future.
We’re one of the founding and most successful outfits in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – the electric street racing series and the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater category.
Now with new majority shareholder Envision on board, together with the continued support of Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, the team’s commercial headquarters are based in London, whilst its operational arm is centred at new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Park.
Envision is one of the largest and fastest growing renewable energy companies in the world and owns the world’s largest energy IOT platform, ENOS.
Envision’s mission is to ‘Solve the Challenges for a Sustainable Future’ and the team provides a global platform for this message, and the technology, to be shared.