Pre-season Testing: Envision Racing’s title defence starts now!

After tasting championship-winning glory last year, the Envision Racing crew head to Valencia for pre-season testing with a focus on going even better in 2024.

London, late July 2023. It seems like an age ago now when Envision Racing claimed a maiden world title on home soil, at the London E-Prix, sealing the Teams’ Championship and narrowly missing out on a clean sweep and winning the Drivers’ Championship as well.

Memories of the 2022–23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will last forever, but the focus is now on 2024, and going one better with Envision Racing’s world-beating Jaguar I-Type 6 machine, as Formula E enters the second season of GEN3 racing.


In 2023, from Mexico, to the United Kingdom, via familiar circuits such as Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Monaco and brand new venues, including Hyderabad, Portland, Cape Town and São Paulo both Envision Racing drivers battled at the front. 

Kiwi racer Nick Cassidy emerged as a genuine title contender with the Green Machine, winning four races and only losing out to eventual Drivers’ Champion Jake Dennis at the final round of the season in dramatic fashion.

In his first year with Envision Racing, team-mate Sébastien Buemi overcame a tumultuous campaign strewn with bad-luck moments to deliver a brace of pole positions and a vital haul of points which helped seal the Team’s Championship.

As the team heads to Valencia for pre-season testing, Buemi remains an Envision Racing driver as Cassidy moves on to pastures new with Jaguar, replaced by familiar face Robin Frijns.

The Dutch driver spent four seasons at Envision Racing, and returns to the team after a year away racing for the ABT Cupra team and is hungry for success in 2024.



Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship doesn’t get underway in anger until the season-opening Mexico City E-Prix, which takes place in January. However, for the teams and drivers, things very much kick-off at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, just outside the eastern Spanish city of Valencia on Monday 23 October.

Last year it was a case of getting used to the lighter, faster, and more efficient GEN3 era cars. This year the teams will have a better understanding of what they are working with, and an attempt to refine the machinery ahead of a long and challenging campaign.

This year’s Valencia test will see all teams nominate a rookie who has never driven a GEN3 in a Formula E race to take part in the action. Selected rookies must complete at least three hours of the available 18 to teams this week.

For Envision Racing, British-South Korean Jack Aitken will step into the Jaguar I-Type 6 on Wednesday to complete a batch of laps and feedback valuable information to the team, as well as further his understanding of a GEN3 Formula E machine.

Ex-Formula One racer Aitken previously tested with the team at the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit in Berlin back in April 2023, subsequently taking part in the first free practice session at the Rome E-Prix the same year.

Aitken and all the rookies will be testing alongside the full-time racers as the teams look to get everything in place before the lights go out in Mexico City to kick off the 2023–24 Formula E World Championship.

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