Sebastien Buemi among high-profile speakers at Sports Positive Summit

Envision Racing driver Sebastien Buemi was a special guest panellist at the Sports Positive Summit on Wednesday, as he contributed to a panel discussion titled, ‘How athletes are engaging authentically on climate’.  

Sport Positive Summit is the leading global summit that brings together sports stakeholders from all over the world to support the acceleration of positive climate action and ambition, to safeguard the future of global sport. 

Buemi joined two female athletes on the panel; Innes Fitzgerald, the teenage cross-country runner who earned widespread media attention for declining the opportunity to compete at the world championships in Australia this year due to carbon footprint concerns, and Kate Strong, the world record-breaking cyclist, to discuss the motivations behind speaking on climate change as successful and influential athletes and how sporting organisations can do more to support them.

The panel, moderated by Melissa Wilson, co-founder of Athletes of the World, also gave Buemi an opportunity to talk about the evolution of Formula E cars and how his sport and his team are driving progress.

“When Formula E first started, we had to switch cars as they weren’t able to do the full race,” he said.

“The objective was to have one car which would last the full distance and make it faster, which was a difficult target, but we are achieving that now … electric cars are the way forward.” 

Image courtesy of Sport Positive Summit

He also spoke about how Envision Racing gained Three-Star Sustainability Accreditation from the FIA, the highest possible award, and why being able to participate in climate events such as the Sports Positive Summit was so important to him.

“I care about the planet, I care about my kids’ futures… people need to understand that climate change is happening and we need to do everything we can to try and reverse it and improve everyone’s lives,” he added.

In his day-to-day life, Sebastien drives his family in an electric car which he says was an easy decision to make: “I’ve been driving an electric car for the last four or five years. It’s extremely convenient to charge it at home, it’s safe, fast and all of my family love it. It was a straightforward decision.”  

He’s also encouraging his children to recycle correctly and raises them in a home which is run on solar power, while also “teaching them to use the correct bins and why, it is a simple thing to do but is a step in the right direction”. 

Back in July, ahead of the season-ending London E-Prix that saw Envision Racing crowned Formula E world champions, Buemi featured on BBC’s The One Show which saw the reveal of the Recover E car – a full size Gen3 race car made entirely out of electronic waste to highlight the issues of e-waste.

The initiative, along with other climate drives and involvement in global events like the Sports Positive Summit, are among the many ways Envision Racing and its drivers help raise awareness and involvement in the race against climate change.

Job Vacancy

Head of Events: Maternity Leave Cover

Envision Racing is a UK-based motorsport team competing in the FIA Formula E World Championship. Our mission is to inspire generations to tackle climate change and transition to e-mobility and renewable energy and we use our successes in Formula E to reach millions of people worldwide.

Envision Racing is advertising for a maternity leave cover for the Head of Events which is a full-time position. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the new Formula E World Champions and to thrive in this challenging yet highly-rewarding role.

This global role will hold ultimate responsibility for the Team’s events, including Team-managed Official Partner activations, Team Race Against Climate Change™ events and race-day/week hospitality and special functions. Working closely with the Operations Director, Commercial Director and the Head of Marketing, you would oversee the development and delivery of a fully integrated events strategy.

We are looking for someone who can bring our Team events to life – connecting the unique values and purpose of the Team with the activities that the Team performs throughout the year. Pivotal to the role will be the creation and management of excellent on track events, with every minute detail considered and planned.

This maternity leave cover will be for a period of 16 months, starting in September 2023.


  • On-site management of Formula E event hospitality including managing all suppliers and responsibility for event set-up
  • Ensure that all shareholder, existing and prospective partner requirements are clearly understood and met at each event
  • Identify & book venues for Team events and Partner events both at the track, around race weekends, and off track for partners, including co-ordination of our Race Against Climate Change Live Summits.
  • Oversee logistical plan for equipment movements and as and when required assist in the movement of equipment to events
  • Oversee the information distribution for all tickets, gift bags and other collateral including submitting options for gifting
  • Mange the delivery of the mid-season gifting, ensuring deadlines are met ahead of race requirements
  • Manage the Events Team including seasonal staff
  • Liaising with key suppliers and within the FE network to maximize return and work within the Event budgets
  • To support the MD, General Counsel, Commercial Director and Head of Marketing with effective reporting of the outstanding event performance of the Team on a regular basis


  • Budget responsibility for Events, ensuring that all income and expenditure is controlled within agreed budget on an annual basis


  • As the post involves a significant amount of travelling, applicants must hold a full current driving licence


  • A minimum of 5 years management experience, including the ability to budget
  • Event management experience is essential
  • Experience of working with a variety of partners is essential
  • Excellent IT skills, especially use of Excel, PowerPoint and other project management tools
  • Experience working across multiple international event at once (planning)


The post holder must demonstrate the following:

  • Outstanding people skills
  • Understanding of multi-location events
  • Ability to survive in a fast paced, competitive environment
  • Highly developed, demonstrated team management and team working skills
  • Attention to detail – excellent note taking required
  • Achievement focus
  • Commitment to collaborative working
  • Effective decision making
  • Leadership
  • Financial management skills including the ability to set and manage a budget
  • Highly organised


  • This role will be based in London but, during race season (November-July) the role will involve significant amounts of international travel including overnight stays, long hours and weekend work critical

This position is based at home, in our London office and at Silverstone in our purpose-built workshop with free onsite parking, surrounded by forests and with an onsite gym to unwind during breaks. The role will require intensive international travel and long flexible hours.

The position will offer a competitive salary package, plus bonus potential, 25 days paid holiday, on-site gym, company pension and healthcare.

Please apply by sending an email to and ensure you include your curriculum vitae, covering letter and remuneration expectations.

All applicants must have eligibility to work in the United Kingdom and ability to travel internationally.

Envision Racing is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.  If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.


Recover E: Competition winners announced!

We are delighted to be able to announce the three winners of our recent Recover E competition!

Earlier this year, Envision Racing tasked youngsters from around the world with creating their own replica Formula E car, except with one twist – the design had to be made entirely out of electronic waste!

As artist and designer Liam Hopkins (aka ‘Lazerian’) created a full-size, functioning car that wowed audiences at the London E-Prix last month, thousands of kids aged between nine and 21 from all around the world were also putting their skills to the test.

UNEP Ambassador Aidan Gallagher was among the final judging panel for the competition, which named winners in three categories: 6-11 years old, 12-16 years old, and 17-21 years old.

On Wednesday the winners were formally announced on social media, in conjunction with our partners Cartoon Network.

See a little more about the three winning entries below!

Children aged 9 to 11 years
WINNERS: Abbott Community Primary School, Manchester

Children aged 12 to 16 years
WINNER: Angelica Mirian Monteor Popocatl

Young people aged 17 to 21 years
WINNER: Hera May Cabuga

The children from Abbott Community Primary School were the overall winners of the competition, as they received their prize bundle during the recent Race Against Climate Change Live – being surprised on stage by Sky Sports presenter David Garrido.

Congratulations to all our winners! The competition is now closed for entries – but children of all ages can still use all the materials available on our micro-site to build their own model Formula E car.

You can also learn more about the full-size Recover E car here.


Frijns Reunited: Formula E ace Robin Frijns rejoins Envision Racing

Dutch racer Robin Frijns has put pen-to-paper and will be an Envision Racing driver for Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.  

The two-time E-Prix winner is welcomed back by the team, with whom he enjoyed a four-season spell between Season 5 and Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.  

“I’m really excited about getting started again with Envision Racing after a year away from the team, it really does feel like coming home,” said Frijns.

“It will be great to be joining a championship winning team. Envision Racing have been fighting at the top pretty much every season, and I can’t wait to get started.

“We have a great car, and the aim is to be competitive, which I am sure we will be, and I am driving to win the championship.” 

Sylvain Filippi, Envision Racing’s Managing Director and CTO, said: It is great to have Robin back with the team after one year away. He enjoyed some memorable moments with Envision Racing over the years and was always pushing at the front and regularly finishing on the podium.

“The combination of Robin and Sébastien Buemi will be a strong one, and we can’t wait to get started for Season 10.“ 

During his first stint with Envision Racing, Frijns claimed a brace of E-Prix victories, ending his first season with the team fourth in the standings – achieving victories at the Paris E-Prix and at the season-ending New York City E-Prix. 

Frijns finished fifth in the standings in Season 7, emerging as a genuine championship challenger. In Season 8, Frijns turned in a host of consistent performances to confirm himself as a title contender and a frontrunner in both qualifying and on race day. 

In total, during his previous tenure with Envision Racing, Frijns came home second on seven occasions, and ended up on the third step of the podium three times. 

The Maastricht-born racer joins forces with Swiss racer and fellow 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Sébastien Buemi, who will be undertaking his second season with Envision Racing in 2024. 

“We obviously know all about the ability Robin possesses and are delighted he is returning to the team,” said Franz Jung, Chairman, Envision Racing and President AESC Europe.

“Envision Racing have always been competitive at the front of the grid and now, as reigning teams’ champions, the challenge is to maintain those high standards. We believe Robin is up to the task and alongside Sébastien for Season 10 we expect them to be a very formidable duo.”

Frijns rejoins Envision Racing following a campaign with ABT CUPRA Formula E Team and replaces the outgoing Nick Cassidy.


Follow Envision Racing HERE as they look to defend their Teams’ Championship crown in 2024. 


Dr Jane Goodall and Aidan Gallagher inspire across generations at Race Against Climate Change event in London

Inspiring talks highlight the power of environmental activism across the generations at Envision Racing’s Race Against Climate Change event in London.

There may be more than seven decades between them in age, but appearing at Envision’s RACC London event last month world-renowned ethologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall DBE and actor, musician and UN Environment Goodwill Programme Ambassador, Aidan Gallagher showed that passion, positivity and a powerful connection with your audience are some of the key elements that unite environmental activists across the generations. 

They were speaking as part of a line up of high-profile guests from the world of sport, science, entertainment, policy and business at the Science Museum as part of the latest in Envision’s series of Race Against Climate Change events, which was also broadcast to a live global audience in partnership with New Scientist. 

Dr Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, spoke of her journey from scientist to activist and the importance of hope in the face of such huge global challenges.

“I truly believe that we’ve got a window of time to make change, but it’s closing,” Dr. Goodall said.

“If people lose hope, if you don’t believe what you’re doing is going to make a difference then why bother? I say no, you can do something in your community, get a group of people together and do what you’re passionate about.”

She also gave examples of how her work with young people via her Roots and Shoots education programme, running in more than 60 countries, has helped create a stronger connection between school children who might otherwise have no real interaction with nature, and the natural world around them.

This connection, she stated, is vital in motivating the younger generations to play an active role in the fight against climate change and the biodiversity crisis. 

Aidan Gallagher, who at just 14 became the youngest UN Goodwill Ambassador ever designated within the UN System, agreed with the importance of reaching out to children and young people with a message of hope and empowerment. He told his personal story of how he first became concerned about the environment when he was just nine years old, growing up in LA.

“I wanted to go surfing one weekend when it rained, and my dad said we couldn’t go because of all the pollution from the land that washed into the ocean,” Gallagher said.

“It seemed like a really massive thing to me, and then came the curiosity side of things.”

This curiosity and his search to find answers to some of the environmental problems he noticed around him was something Aidan began to share with his significant online fanbase.

“I got into social media and started getting information,” he said.

“I began to get a following on social media and it was a natural pivot to share and repost information that we get from experts to show it to as many people as possible.”

Both Dr Goodall and Aidan reminded the audience of the growing urgency in taking action to tackle the climate crisis and demonstrated that everyone, no matter what their age or circumstance, can be a part of this collective action. 


Envision Racing and Nick Cassidy part ways

Envision Racing can confirm the departure of driver Nick Cassidy after three seasons with the team.

Cassidy, 28, joined Envision Racing prior to Season 7 of the championship, following a successful rookie test in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 2020.

In three subsequent seasons he completed 47 races for the Silverstone outfit, winning five times (adding a further seven podium finishes), claiming five pole positions, and amassing a total of 343 championship points.

The New Zealand driver enjoyed an impressive Season 9 campaign, finishing second in the Drivers’ Championship as he and teammate Sebastien Buemi delivered Envision Racing their first ever Teams’ World Championship.

“Looking back over these last three years I am really proud of what we achieved together,” Cassidy said.

“It’s been a whirlwind, it’s been a rollercoaster but ultimately an amazing time at Envision Racing. This season has been an incredible season and we were so close to doing everything perfectly – but I don’t want that to take away from all the wins and all the good times we had.

“To achieve so much in one season in Formula E is not really heard of and that means it was a special time – and I am so glad that I was able to share that with the team that gave me my chance in this championship. I will remember it all fondly.”

After claiming his first Formula E win at the 2022 New York E-Prix, Cassidy picked up four further wins in 2023; in Berlin, Monaco, Portland and London.

Nick has enjoyed an amazing three years with Envision Racing,” said Sylvain Filippi, Envision Racing’s Managing Director and CTO.

“He has quickly gone from being a Formula E rookie to race winner, and was a huge factor in us winning the Teams’ World Championship title. This season in particular, Nick proved himself as one of the top talents in Formula E and nearly won the Drivers’ Championship.

“We wish him the best of luck for next season with our friends next door at Jaguar TCS Racing.”

“I would like to place on record our thanks to Nick Cassidy for the fantastic job he did during his three seasons with our team,” said Franz Jung, Chairman, Envision Racing and President AESC Europe.

“His progression from rookie to championship contender underlines why Envision Racing enjoys such a fantastic reputation on the Formula E grid – not just because of our consistent success on the track, but also because of our record of developing drivers to reach their potential.”


Watch: Aidan Gallagher discusses how he fights climate change at RACC Live!

Aidan Gallagher was one of the keynote speakers at the recent Race Against Climate Change Live event, held at London’s Science Musuem.

Gallagher, an activist and UNEP Ambassador, sat down with Sky Sports’ David Garrido to discuss a wide range of sustainability topics, including what motivated him to take an interest in the topic, how he uses his platform to raise awareness around key issues, and even the methods he uses to deal with climate anxiety.

You can watch the full fireside chat below, or on our YouTube channel!

To learn more about the Race Against Climate Change and to make a climate pledge, click here.


Envision Racing welcome speakers including Dr Jane Goodall, Professor Ed Hawkins and actor Aidan Gallagher to the stage at Race Against Climate Change event

On the eve of the London E-Prix last week, Envision Racing hosted the latest in its series of Race Against Climate Change Live events at the Science Museum in London in partnership with New Scientist and the UK Government.

The event brought together a prestigious line up of global experts from business, sport, policy, entertainment, science and technology to share insights on the urgent next steps needed within electric mobility and the critical role of circularity in making this a sustainable transition.

Hosted by Sky Sports presenter, David Garrido, the opening address was given by renowned climate scientist, Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science at the University of Reading. Professor Hawkins outlined the latest science on global warming and stressed the urgency of action to address climate change stating that every delay in our action, every non-action we take means that we end up in a hotter world.

“When we reach net zero, we will have to live with the consequences of that warmer world for generations,” Hawkins said.

“Temperatures will not decline. They will stay hot and we will live in that warmer climate for generations.”

The first of the two panel discussions asked how we can accelerate the transition towards sustainable transport systems and was moderated by EV expert and founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook, Roger Atkins.

He was joined by guest speakers Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer at General Motors, Lee McDonough, Director General, Net Zero, Nuclear and International at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Evan Horetsky, Chief Development Officer at AESC and Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus Electric Vehicles, who discussed the latest developments in EV battery technology and the challenges we face in reaching global Net Zero targets for transportation.

This panel was followed by an inspiring interview with Dr Jane Goodall DBE, world-renowned ethologist and conservationist, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. In it she shared her views on the vital role young people can play in shaping a more sustainable future, the importance of hope in the face of such huge global challenges, and what continues to inspire her to campaign so passionately around the climate and biodiversity crisis.

“I truly believe that we’ve got a window of time to make change, but it’s closing,” Dr Goodall said. “If people lose hope, if you don’t believe what you’re doing is going to make a difference then why bother? I say no, you can do something in your community, get a group of people together and do what you’re passionate about.”

After a brief presentation of prizes to the fantastic young winners of Envision’s Recover E ‘Waste to Race’ competition, Graham Lawton, writer and columnist at New Scientist moderated a panel discussion that focused on the growing issue of electronic waste and the potential to adopt a more circular approach to the EV transition.

Speaking on this topic were Matt Manning, Head of Circular Economy at BT Group, Carlo Ratti – Director of the Senseable City Lab at MIT, Dr Maria Neira – Director of environment, climate change and health at the World Health Organisation and Monika Oomen – Vice President of Brand, Communications and Digital Content Strategy for Warner Bros.

The event was closed with an interview with actor, musician and a UN Environment Goodwill Programme Ambassador, Aidan Gallagher, who talked passionately about his journey to becoming an environmental ambassador and his commitment to sharing this message with his young global fanbase.

“I wanted to go surfing one weekend when it rained, and my dad said we couldn’t go because of all the pollution from the land that washed into the ocean. It seemed like a really massive thing to me, and then came the curiosity side of things,” Gallagher said.

“I got into social media and started getting information. I began to get a following on social media and it was a natural pivot to share and repost information that we get from experts to show it to as many people as possible.”

The event was preceded by a zero-emission vehicle breakfast reception hosted by the UK Government and Accelerating to Zero Coalition for speakers and invited guests, and was broadcast to a global audience in partnership with New Scientist.

The event can be viewed in full here or on demand at


Gallery: Envision become World Champions!

See a selection of some of the best photos from Sunday night in London – as Envision Racing became Formula E World Champions for the first time!

Nick Cassidy won the final race of the season at the ExCeL Centre to clinch the constructors’ crown, as Sebastien Buemi finished sixth.

Congratulations team!


Envision Racing previews world’s first Formula E car made entirely from electronic waste on eve of London E-Prix

Formula E team Envision Racing has revealed its full-size, drivable Formula E Gen3 ‘Recover-E’ car made entirely out of electronic waste (e-waste) at the ExCeL in London on the eve of the capital’s e-prix race. 

Annual e-waste production is on track to reach a staggering 75 million tonnes by 20301, with the UK generating the second largest amount of e-waste as a country in 2022. Items thrown away include disposable vapes, mobile phones, laptops, MP3 players, plug and batteries themselves.

The growing phenomenon of single-use vapes means 1.3 million of them are thrown away every week in the UK.

To highlight this urgent issue, Envision Racing partnered with British artist and designer Liam Hopkins to design and build the car entirely of donated electronic products by the UK tech business, Music Magpie and school children. Through this campaign, the team wants to increase awareness of the human impact of e-waste and the need to reuse and recycle old electrical products.

Hopkins said, “Unfortunately today we choose to discard and replace electronics instead of repairing and recycling them leading to a global e-waste crisis. Through design and creativity, we want to show the issue of e-waste and its potential to accelerate the creation of a circular economy.”

The car was unveiled at London’s ExCeL Centre, on the eve of the London E-Prix – the final race of the 2022/23 Formula E season. In addition to being the all-time leading points scorer in Formula E, Envision Racing also has a leadership position for sustainability.

Its pioneering Race Against Climate Change™ programme aims to inspire and empower fans and the wider public to take climate action.

Through Formula E’s platform, Envision Racing exists to make electric mobility and renewable energy a global reality.

Sylvain Filippi, Envision Racing’s Managing Director and CTO said, “Alongside testing new battery technology for cars, we are on a mission to tackle e-waste and ensure the precious metals, minerals and materials in old laptops, mobile phones and other electrical devices are extracted and reused.

“If the millions upon millions of Lithium batteries that are found in vapes and other products are recycled, it will dramatically reduce both the need for rare earth mineral mining and the large energy needed to create the batteries from scratch. We want to increase awareness of e-waste and help build a ‘circular economy’ where electrical products are reused or recycled, not thrown away.”

Alongside the car, Envision Racing launched the Recover E Waste to Race competition, to engage young people and fans around the world. Children and young people were invited to create their own e-waste car, made out of recycled electronic materials.

Winners in three categories included 10 year olds Edie Griffin, Chidubem Ngene, Liam Mount, Nora Popoola and Olivia Ho from Abbott Community Primary School in Manchester, Monteor Popocatl Angelica Mirian, 14 years old from Mexico, and Hera May, 17 years old from the Philippines.

You can find more information about Envision Racing’s Race Against Climate Change and the Recover E campaign here.