Nissan e.dams

Nissan e.dams


The team was established in 2014 to compete in the new all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship by Jean-Paul Driot, the founder of the DAMS race team most known for its success in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and its predecessors. Partnering with 4-time Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost and Renault to create Renault e.dams, the outfit claimed 3 teams’ titles as well as 1 drivers’ title with Sebastien Buemi in the 2015/16 season.

Nissan became a partner and shareholder of e.dams in 2018 at the start of the fifth season to create Nissan e.dams. In their first season together, they claimed 6 podiums, 5 pole positions and an inaugural victory in New York with Buemi.

In Formula E’s sixth season, Nissan e.dams added a further pole and 5 podiums while Oliver Rowland took his first Formula E win at the penultimate round in Berlin.

For Season 8, Buemi will be joined by German driver Maximilian Guenther.

Nissan is one of the leading automotive brands in electric mobility, with more than 70 years’ experience in pioneering EV technology and over 500,000 all-electric Nissan LEAFs sold worldwide, and is the first and only Japanese manufacturer in Formula E. The programme powerfully demonstrates the performance side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s forward-looking vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

After Jean-Paul’s passing on 3 August 2019 at the age of 68, the team was run by his two sons, Gregory and Olivier. In April 2022, it was announced that Nissan had acquired the e.dams race team, taking full control of the Formula E entry.

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Formula E uses a single-make chassis from Spark Racing Technology and a spec battery made by McLaren Applied Technologies. Teams can make their own powertrain, which comprises of the motor, inverter and transmission as well as their own brake-by-wire system.



The carbon fibre bodywork is designed like no other race car. The striking design not only helps aerodynamic efficiency by reducing drag, but is also catered for wheel-to-wheel racing allowing for the best on-track action. Most of the downforce is produced by a huge rear diffuser, allowing grip to be generated even when driving in the turbulent air behind another car.


The McLaren Applied Technologies 52kWh battery has almost double the range of the previous one used in Formula E’s Gen 1 era (2014-2018). It produces 250kW of power, giving the car a potential top speed of over 280km/h (174mph).


Formula E uses Brembo brakes and brake-by-wire systems, which the teams develop. The system uses the car’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to determine how much braking force is required and how much force is put towards regenerating energy.


Formula E uses bespoke MichelinPilot Sport all-weather tyres, unique to the series and specifically designed for the unique challenges of racing on city centre street circuits.


The Gen2 car features the FIA Halo head protection device, which is also houses a strip of LED lighting to indicate when a driver is using Attack Mode or full power. The high-strength titanium can withstand 125 tonnes of force.

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Nissan e.dams 
+33 (0)2 43 75 02 39
72230 Ruaudin, France 05/24/2022
Race Engineer

Nissan e.dams has been competing in motorsport and the FIA Formula E World Championship for many years and is looking for a skilled and experienced race engineer to contribute to the team’s development.

Race engineer – The role

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