Formula E Season 5 – Nio Formula E Team – (114180016):
NIO 333 Formula E Team is the racing arm of the Chinese car manufacturers, NIO. They’re probably most famous for creating the NIO EP9 hypercar, which set a new lap record of the Nurburgring, an astonishing six minutes and forty-five seconds. The EP9 also featured on Amazon Prime’s ‘The Grand Tour,’ and was driven by Richard Hammond. Perhaps not the wisest choice given his history with fast cars…
On a more relevant note, the NIO Formula E team are looking to more seriously challenge in the upcoming seasons. In previous years, they’ve had mixed success. They finished in a respectable fourth position overall in the 2014/15 season, but they massively underperformed in the next year, finishing rock bottom. For several years, they had extremely mixed results, but the 2019/20 season was perhaps the most disappointing, as they finished the season on zero points.
Their striking green and white Generation 2 challengers were certainly not the most successful, but with the success of their hypercar, the EP9, NIO look as though they have the potential to be one of the best and brightest in the world of Formula E, in years to come.