Ticktum joins NIO 333 squad for 2022 Formula E switch

Former Red Bull and Williams program rider Ticktum is sitting at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Racing Championships and Meyer Shank Racing after a seat after Anglo-Swedish Tom Blomqvist.

He will be able to taste the NIO 333 001 for the first time in the first official test of the season from 29 November to 2 December in Valencia, but after the second day he will have to leave to drive to Saudi Arabia for the finals. F2 racing. Season.

Adam Carroll, who will remain the Chinese driver and developer for the 8th season, will take over the driving responsibilities from Ticktum on the last day of testing on December 2nd.

“I really like running a NIO 333 Formula I,” said the 22-year-old.

“It’s going to be a little difficult because I haven’t had much time to prepare for next week’s test and Formula B is difficult, but it’s going to be a lot of fun.

“There are a lot of different tools you can use as a rider, but it’s a very different thing from Formula 2, so I’m looking forward to it very mentally and physically.

“I had a couple of great days with the team at Silverstone this week and hopefully we can try to move on a bit next season and expand the series even further.”

Ticktum is fourth in the F2 category, but has only run in the last two laps in the Middle East, falling short of defending champion Oscar Piastri by 49 points.

The two-time Macau Grand Prix winner said he was looking for opportunities in IndyCaris, Formula E and DTM by 2022 and said he had wasted his chances of achieving his ultimate goal and F1.

The move by IndyCar and its current F2 team, Carlin, seemed like a serious choice, and the team recently said the Motorsport Ticktum would be a good fit for single-seat series and America.

But Thursday’s announcement puts an end to the real hope for Ticktum to ride IndyCar next season, as so much controversy makes it nearly impossible to compete in both categories.

“Welcome to Daniel Ticktum as a member of our new NIO 333 Formula E family,” said NIO CEO Vincent Wang. “I am most impressed by his races – he won twice at the Macau Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.

“Although he has had some difficulties during his career, I believe his experience will pave the way for success. He is a young shining new star who shines in the Formula E game.

The recruitment of Ticktum follows the news that NIO 333 has introduced a new top management structure in the last season of the FE Gen2 era, taking its final step in the championship.

Alex Hui joins the Chinese flag as a team leader after research and development at Gusto Engineering, with Russell O’Hagan taking up his position as deputy leader.

The company also recently moved to its new headquarters in Silverstone following a division of staff from a workshop in Donington Park to a new location in Oxford.

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“Before the eighth season of the FIA ​​Formula One World Championship, I am excited to see our new drivers get up and strengthen the teams at our new location outside the Silverstone circuit,” Wang said.

“We have been working hard for the last few months and are ready to collect points and return to the podium.

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