Mouser Electronics, the global authorised distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is gearing up to support Nelson Piquet Jr. in this weekend”s Formula-E electric car race in Moscow on June 6th. Piquet is now ranked No. 1 among the Formula-E series drivers after his performance for the Mouser-Sponsored Team China at the recent Berlin race.
Expectations are high for Piquet and the Mouser-Sponsored China Racing Formula-E Team as they prepare for the Moscow e-Prix. The finish at Berlin means the Mouser-sponsored Formula-E team is now in fourth place overall. Piquet goes into the Moscow race with 103 points in the individual driver standings. He and driver Charles Pic will be racing the all-electric Spark-Renault SRT_01E, which can go 0-60 in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 150 mph.
At Berlin, Piquet started in 13th place and drove hard to finish the race in 4th. He clocked a time of 1 minute-24.435 seconds on his last lap to receive the brushed steel Visa Fastest Lap trophy. After Moscow, the season wraps up with two days of races in London on June 27th and 28th.
High tech auto racing is the perfect vehicle to build top-of-mind awareness for Mouser and its partners, explained Todd McAtee, Mouser vice president for Business Development, Americas. “What a thrilling season for far. It’s been amazing to watch these state-of-the-art Formula-E electric race cars in action. Along with our supplier partners, we are super excited to be supporting this high-tech sport that is paving the way for future automotive technologies.”
Mouser is sponsoring the China Racing Formula-E Team this year in partnership with its valued partners Molex and Vishay Intertechnology. Formula E is a new FIA global racing series featuring cars powered exclusively by electricity. It represents a vision for the future of the motor sports industry over the coming decades, serving as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle.
To learn about the series and the drivers, visit the website at http://www.mouser.com/formula-e. Fans can vote on FanBoost for Nelson Piquet Jr (or their favorite drivers). The three drivers with the most votes win FanBoost. The live leaderboard shows how each driver is performing and updates every time a new vote is cast. Racing fans can learn more about FanBoost at http://www.mouser.com/formula-e.