Nissan To Step In For Renault In The Next Formula E Season
- Renault will exit from Formula E to focus their efforts on Formula One
- Nissan are set to replace Renault after winning three years in a row
- Formula E chief said: 'It's great to see our first Japanese manufacturer entering'
Nissan will replace Renault in Formula E to become the first Japanese car manufacturer to enter the racing series in the next 2018/19 season.
Renaults E.dams team have been champions for three years on the trot but said in a statement that they would leave after this season ends next July to focus on the prestigious Formula One
'After season four we will focus resources on our aggressive goals for Formula One and we look forward to continuing to gain benefits from motorsport racing across the Alliance with Nissan,' said Renault executive Thierry Koskas.
Having been highly successful in the Past Renault will enter to have their own works team and also supply engines to McLaren and Red Bull next year.
Nissan will be working closely with Renault to ensure a seamless transition into the next season, and hopefully pick up where they left off.
'To have a name like Nissan coming on board is a momentous day for the series,' said Formula E chief executive Alejandro Agag in a separate statement.
'It's great to see our first Japanese manufacturer entering the frame, showing truly how global the electric revolution is. Japan is a country at the forefront of new technologies with one of the biggest followings of Formula E.'
Manufacturers already involved in the electric series include BMW, Audi, Renault, Jaguar, Citroen and India's Mahindra. Mercedes and Porsche are due to arrive for season six, which is scheduled to start in 2019 and end in 2020.