DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 9, 2015 — Mouser Electronics, Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, congratulates Nelson Piquet Jr., and the entire China Racing Formula-E Team for a stunning victory Saturday at the Long Beach ePrix.
Racing the Mouser-sponsored team's all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E, driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. won the Long Beach ePrix. Mouser is sponsoring the China Racing Formula-E team in the exciting new racing series that features cars powered exclusively by electricity. To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/formula-e. (Photo: Business Wire)
Piquet took the lead on the first turn and never looked back.
It was the first first-place victory for the Mouser-sponsored team this season. It was a particularly meaningful victory for Piquet as it was on this track that his father had his first Formula One win 35 years ago. With the most votes from fans, the popular Piquet Jr. also won the FanBoost.
The win moves China Racing into fifth place in the team standings, and pushes Piquet into second place in the individual driver standings.
“It was an exciting race from start to finish and we here at Mouser are very proud to be a part of this new Formula E Series,” said Todd McAtee, Mouser Vice President Americas, Business Development. “The series continues to strengthen in attendance and viewership; this is just the beginning of the future of the new face of racing.”
Team China drivers Piquet, a Brazilian, and Charles Pic, a Frenchman, are driving the Spark-Renault SRT_01E which can go 0-60 in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 150 mph. Pic finished 16th in Long Beach in a field of 20.
Formula E is a new FIA global racing series featuring cars powered exclusively by electricity. The FIA stands for the Federation International de L’Automobile, which is the governing body for world motor sports. Formula E represents a vision for the future of the motor sports industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerating general interest in these cars and promoting sustainability, a Team China spokesman said. Team China Racing is the first national racing team authorized by the Ministry of Sports of China.
Since every advanced, sophisticated component that goes into a race car is all about precision and gaining a performance edge out on the track, auto racing is the perfect vehicle to build top-of-mind awareness for Mouser and its industry-leading manufacturer partners, explains McAtee.
The next outing will be the Monte Carlo ePrix on May 9, followed by the Berlin ePrix on May 30 and the London ePrix on June 27.
To learn about the series and the drivers, visit the website at http://www.mouser.com/formula-e. Fans can vote on FanBoost for their favorite drivers. The three drivers with the most votes win FanBoost. The live leaderboard shows how each driver is performing and updates every time a new vote is cast. Racing fans can learn more about FanBoost at http://www.mouser.com/formula-e.
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