NIO 333

Name: NIO 333 Formula E Team
Founded:
2013
Based:
Oxford, United Kingdom
Founders:
Christian Silk
Team Principal:
Christian Silk
Car Numbers:
3 and 33
Current Drivers:
Oliver Turvey and Daniel Abt

History
NIO 333 are a motor racing team that compete in the electric racing series, FIA Formula E. The team is owned by Lisheng Racing. They have competed under a multitude of names in the series since debuting in 2014 as China Racing in March 2013. From there, they have raced as NEXTEV TCR, NEXTEV NIO and NIO Formula E Team.

Notable Drivers
– Nelson Piquet Jr
– Charles Pic
– Antonio Garcia
– Ho-Pin Tung
– Luca Filippi
– Tom Dillmann
– Oliver Turvey
– Ma Qing Hua

FIA Formula E
The team debuted in FIA Formula E with Nelson Piquet Jr and Ho-Pin Tung but used a multitude of different drivers across the year in car number 88 as Tung only took part in three rounds. They introduced Antonio Garcia for two rounds, Charles Pic for four rounds and Oliver Turvey for the double weekend in London. Piquet won the championship that year after finishing every round. The team introduced changes to their livery where they removed the yellow and red of China Racing when the name and branding faded out. The team only finished fourth in the standings. 2015-16 was a disappointing season for the team as they only took 19 points and fell to 9th in the standings. Piquet and Turvey returned for a third year when the team began to operate with Gerry Hughes after leaving Campos Racing. They finished 6th in 2016-17 with Piquet taking pole in Hong Kong and Turvey taking pole in Mexico City. Piquet left in 2017-18 and was replaced by Luca Filippi. Qing Hua joined as a reserve where he proceeded to fill in for Turvey in New York after suffering a hand injury. They finished 8th in the standings. 2018-19 was their biggest disappointment when the team only took 7 points and finished last place in eleventh.

2019-2020 FIA Formula E Season
For the 2019 to 2020 season of the FIA Formula E Season, NIO 333 are joined by Oliver Turvey in car number 3 and Ma Qing Hua in car number 33 once more as they currently sit at last in the standings with zero points after 5 races.

Because of Covid-19, Ma Qing Hua is unable to get to Berlin to take part in the revised calendar. Daniel Abt was announced in replace of the Chinese driver, taking his #33.

(Last Updated 04/08/2020)