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 – and making it one of the highest points scorers 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.
Owned by leading Chinese digital energy company Envision Group, the team exists to energise the Race Against Climate Change, focusing on accelerating the transition to clean, secure and affordable renewable energy and mass adoption of e-mobility.
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 Sylvain Filippi, who has been with the team since day one, together with Team and Sporting Director Leon Price and Technical Director Chris Gorne.
Envision Group’s Franz Jung will continue to undertake the Chairman of the Board role in season six for Envision Virgin Racing.