Three races into the 2017–18 FIA Formula E racing season, the Mouser Electronics-sponsored Dragon Racing team heads to Santiago, Chile, for the February 3 premiere of Formula E in the South American country. The 1.53-mile Santiago E-Prix course challenges drivers with 12 sharp turns through the city center.
Argentina’s Jose Maria Lopez, who joined the team just weeks ago, cracked the top 10 in his first race behind the wheel with Dragon, picking up a sixth-place finish after scoring third in the qualification round. Lopez, the three-time FIA World Touring Car champion, is partnering with Dragon Racing alumnus Jerome D’Ambrosio to pilot the Dragon entry this season.
The 2017–2018 season marks the fourth edition of Formula E racing and the fourth-straight year that Mouser Electronics is a team sponsor along with valued supplier Molex. Mouser and Molex will sponsor Dragon Racing team throughout the season in collaboration with TTI, Inc.
“Lopez came out strong for the team in Marrakesh,” said Todd McAtee, Vice President, Americas Business Development for Mouser Electronics. “Lopez and D’Ambrosio are at the top of their games in the more powerful cars this season. We’re gearing up for a thrilling street race in Santiago.”
Formula E features cars powered solely by electric power and represents a vision for the future of the motor sports industry, serving as a framework for research and development around zero-emission motoring. Racing is all about speed and endurance, and racing sponsorships are an innovative way for Mouser to communicate its performance-driven business model and promote the newest technologies from its manufacturer partners.
“TTI is proud to team up with Mouser and Molex to support Dragon Racing and the sustainable automotive technologies of the future,” said Mike Morton, President, TTI Global Sales and Marketing.
“This is pioneering technology,” said Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution for Molex. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Mouser and TTI for another season as a sponsor of the Dragon team, supporting such an important, innovative technology.”
“Formula E cars are employing the very latest sustainable and high-performance components to gain the competitive edge. By teaming up with TTI and Molex to sponsor Dragon Racing, Mouser shows its commitment to keeping engineers up to date with these innovative technologies,” McAtee added.
Following the race in Santiago, the series travels to: Mexico City, March 3; São Paulo, March 17; Rome, April 14; Paris, April 28; Berlin, May 19; Zurich, June 10; and New York City, July 14 and 15.