Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT) announced today that it is to field the first Formula E racing team. The team is a sister company of DRT, which had been serving as scientific advisor to the series but which will now step down. Both companies are led by Lord Paul Drayson, former UK science and innovation minister. Drayson will use the customer cars supplied by Formula E and built by Spark Racing Technologies for the inaugural season, but plans to become a constructor the following year, capitalising on years of development in ‘green’ racing initiatives.
Paul Drayson said: “We aim to be one of the front runners from the start, leveraging the know-how we’ve built up over the past two years working on electric drivetrains and developing our 200mph electric Le Mans prototype.”
Alejandro Agag, promoter of the series, said: “Having a team like Drayson join our ranks, gives the FIA Formula E a true electric racing DNA, as the British company represents, like no other, the passion for research and technology in the field of green motor sport. Lord Drayson is a true pioneer in electric racing.”