After an outstanding podium finish at the Zurich E-Prix, the Mouser-sponsored DRAGON team is excitedly preparing for a dramatic two-day season finale, July 14 and 15 in New York City. For the second year running, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to Red Hook, Brooklyn, with all 10 teams and 20 drivers battling it out in two races back-to-back on a 1.5-mile course set against the backdrop of the iconic Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Championship driver Jerome D’Ambrosio piloted the Mouser-backed No. 7 car in a hard-fought contest June 10 in Zurich, earning the No. 2 spot in the qualifying rounds and pushing through to take a third-place podium finish.
“D’Ambrosio and the entire DRAGON team drove a fantastic race in Zurich, and we look forward to a strong outing in New York,” said Todd McAtee, vice president, Americas Business Development for Mouser Electronics. “Mouser is proud to have a role in promoting the exciting automotive technology that puts Formula E at the forefront of the electric car revolution.”
The Formula E series features cars that are powered solely by electricity and represent a vision for the future of the motor sports industry, serving as a framework for research and development around zero-emission motoring. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing sponsorships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners.
The Mouser-sponsored cars are piloted this year by single-seater ace D’Ambrosio and three-time FIA WTCC drivers’ champion José María López. López also had a strong qualifying run in Zurich, earning the No. 3 spot, but lost time late in the race after touching a barrier on turn one.
This is the fourth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the fourth season that Mouser Electronics is a team sponsor along with valued supplier Molex. Mouser and Molex are sponsoring the DRAGON team throughout the season in collaboration with TTI.
“All of us at Molex are honored to once again team up with Mouser and TTI to sponsor the DRAGON team this season,” said Fred Bell, vice president of global distribution, Molex. “Our support is a testament to our deep expertise in developing innovative automotive solutions that further advance the industry.”
“TTI is excited to partner with Mouser and Molex in supporting the DRAGON team and this cutting-edge automotive technology,” said Mike Morton, TTI chief operating officer.
To further support D’Ambrosio and López, fans are encouraged vote for their favorite driver in FANBOOST, which allows fans to play an active role in influencing the outcome of the race. FANBOOST gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite driver and award them an extra boost of power during the race. The three drivers with the most FANBOOST votes are awarded a significant burst of power, which they can deploy in a 5-second window during the second half of the race. FANBOOST voting for the next race in New York City opens on July 9 and is available all the way up to six minutes into the race. To learn how to register for FANBOOST and to see the full Formula E schedule, visit www.mouser.com/formula-e.