Dutchman Robin Frijns began his career on an indoor go-kart in Belgium. He quickly progressed through to outdoor karting with the Belgium GKS Lemmens Power team, scoring several podiums in Belgian, French and European Championships.
Sam Bird appeared on the karting scene in 2002, racing competitively in events across the UK and Europe and subsequently won a scholarship to race in the inaugural season of Formula BMW in 2004 with Carlin Motorsport.
About the Team
As a founding team, Envision Virgin Racing has competed in all Formula E races to date, securing more than 800 points – including 10 race wins and 25 podiums – along the way and making it one of the highest points scorer of all time.
The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team is one of the founding and leading outfits in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric racing series and the fastest growing motorsport.
Launching in 2014, the team was part of the series’ inaugural race held in Beijing and has gone on to compete in all 58 races to date. During that time, the outfit has scored more than 800 points – including 10 race wins and 25 podiums – making it one of the highest points scorer of all time, and one of only two teams to have recorded victories in every season of Formula E.
Now with new majority owner Envision Group 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.
Overseeing the team’s operations is Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer Sylvain Filippi, who has been with the team since day one, together with Team & Sporting Manager Leon Price, Technical Director Chris Gorne, Commercial Director James Mercer, Company Secretary Jennifer Babington and Chief Marketing Officer Cameron Maultby.