To help champion our role in driving sustainable technology, ABB has four ambassadors within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: Lucas Di Grassi (ROKiT Venturi Racing); Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.Dams); Simona De Silvestro (TAG Heuer Porsche) and Nyck De Vries (Mercedes EQ).
Di Grassi has competed in Formula E since the beginning and was champion in Season 3. This year he has made the move from Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler to ROKiT Venturi Racing, in addition to becoming an ambassador for ABB. His high-profile engagement in sustainability and e-mobility topics make him an ideal partner for ABB as they work together on projects that drive sustainable progress and address the climate challenge.
Sébastien Buemi has competed in ABB Formula E since it began in 2014, winning the drivers’ championship in Season 2. He currently races for Nissan e.dams and with 13 wins, holds the record for the most victories in Formula E. He continues this season as an ABB ambassador in ABB Formula E, to help the company convey its key values around e-mobility and sustainability.
Simona De Silvestro, one of the world’s leading female racing drivers, became the first woman to score points in the all-electric series in 2016. She is currently the test and development engineer for Tag Heuer Porsche – their first female works driver. De Silvestro has been an ABB ambassador since Season 5.
The defending ABB FIA Formula E World Champion is entering his third season in the sport and his first as ABB ambassador. De Vries took the Season 7 title with two wins, four podiums and 99 points. This season he will once again be driving for the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team.