MINI has become a part of Formula E as the manufacturer becomes the official Safety Car provider for the championship.
Formula E will have new Safety Cars. It has been announced on Tuesday morning that the MINI Electric Pacesetter will be the new Safety Car of the series. It will make a debut this season at select races.
Formula E’s CEO Jamie Reigle comments on the announcement: “Formula E and MINI are both known for being original, unpredictable and accessible to everyone. We share a progressive global mindset and are committed to an all-electric future.”
“We look forward to watching MINI lead the way through the streets of Formula E’s iconic host cities, demonstrating the dynamic performance and urban appeal of all-electric vehicles.”
Mini’s head of design Oliver Heimler adds: “We worked closely with our colleagues at BMW Motorsport to develop the form of the wheel arches and front and rear aprons, and the optimisation programme for them included weight-saving measures.
“This visually striking, technically precise design language gives the car its pervasive sense of emotional engagement and excitement.”
Safety Car driver Bruno Correira also shares his thoughts: “Agility, performance, and a cool looking car. The MINI Electric Pacesetter Safety Car of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has got it all.”